Well my natural honey's the Goddess got some news 4 ya'll! Chile momma said when you can't say something nice don't say nothing at all! But I just can't keep it to myself. So went to the Naturals in the city one year celebration held in Tampa Florida and to think I did a video for this not so great event. Check out the pics below.
First the room where the event was held was way way to DAMN SMALL!
Small meeting room @Embassy Suites
Ticket prices for this event changed and changed again which to me created mayhem and foolishness.
THE VENDORS WERE BEAUTIFUL BUT THE SPACE AGAIN WAS TO SMALL AND THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH SEATING FOR THE FOLKS WHO DID SHOW UP.
To add further insult to injury there was fruit and cheese and champagne for VIP and water for us regular common folks.
After speaking to the events organizer
whom I had a more than brief conversation with and was promptly told that naturals in the Tampa Bay area have complained that the large natural hair expos are way to large and they prefer more intimate gatherings! And that they couldn't afford to feed everybody.This was the justification for VIP.
So then way publish to the NATURAL PUBLIC? Why not just do an invitation only event and limit the guest list.
Now yall know I inquired about the cost of the tickets and made sure folks knew that I and others felt that this event not only promoted separatism between sista's but exclusivity to those who were willing to pay for the privilege of being excluded from the common folk.
There was no list of panel discussion or whom the panelists would be. You were greeted at the door and given a gift bag of samples and 2 magazines
would have preferred a place to sit and a cheaper ticket price and I advised the organizers to check out the ticket prices for both the WORLD SHOW in Atlanta and the INTERNATIONAL LOC'S CONFERENCE in Philadelphia to see that the ticket prices are always within reason for everyone.
They also do not in any way promote separatism among folks!
Ran into Follow Blogger LOCROCKER who has did the big chop once again and it was good to see her.
There is another event coming up in the Tampa area hope this next one does a better job of unifying and connecting naturals whether loc'ed or loose natural.
We all should be trying to promote unification and not justification for promoting the same tired ass stereotypes that our non melanin dominated counter parts have done for years.
Because we have had to face and deal with enough
separation and degradation in our journey to HAPPY NAPPYNESS!