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Curls, Coils + Confidence

  • Announcement LA 1499 E 4th Street, Suite 107 Los Angeles, California 90033 USA (map)

Curls, Coils + Confidence | October 26, 2016

We all haven't always had confidence when it comes to our natural curls but through our own experiences have learned to embrace them! Join us for a panel discussion and Q+A moderated by CurlTalks founder, Brittany Dixon as we discuss CURLS, COILS + CONFIDENCE. In today's society, the idea of natural hair still seems to be a 'hot topic' of discussion. We'll hear from a wonderful panel of ladies as they join us for a chat on what is means to be a curly girl and how through their personal experiences and perspectives had the CONFIDENCE to rock their natural curls and coils. Join in on the conversation.

This a FREE event but you must RSVP for entry. Light refreshments will be provided.


  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Arrival, check-in, mingle
  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm - Panel Discussion
  • 8:30pm - 9:00pm - Curly Q+A  


  • ANNOUNCEMENT LA | 1499 E 4th Street, Suite 107, Los Angeles, California 90033



Creator, Keziah Okonkwo, was inspired to create a versatile, hair-friendly accessory to support her natural hair styles but much more a hair tie that would not damage her hair when using it. Between the standard bun for the gym, afros and up-dos for auditions, Keziah had only wished a hair accessory existed to transform her hair throughout the day. Thus, the SNAPPEE, Snap-Off Hair Tie was born!

Zahida Sherman is a black culture enthusiast and diversity and inclusion professional from Seattle, Washington who has been a featured on and When she’s not at work, she's either watching reality TV, working out, or reading her favorite blogs. She has had her hair pressed, relaxed, blown out, big chopped, twisted out, braided out, teeny weeny afro'd, and has even worn extensions. But never a Jheri Curl. She's working on creating natural hair homemade treatments and is currently obsessed with avocado oil.

Evita M. Castine is a Director/Actor/Photographer from Naperville, IL she has won numerous awards for her work from film festivals and the industry at large. Her photo exhibit Mes Potos featuring Afro-Parisian creative has been featured in the phantom galleries in Los Angeles. As an image activist she is passionate about combating colorism and western notions of beauty creating images that feature women of the African Diaspora through her series “Cocky Fresh.” As a child, she asked her mother to shave off her hair, but when she refused, it sent her on a journey to understanding her hair leading her through a murky forest of socio political politics, generations of family dynamics, ferocious self acceptance and a passion to illuminate the raw authentic beauty of the African Diaspora.


Sarah ‘Duckie’ Mallard is a graphic designer and photographer by trade and is now the Founder and Creative Director of Duckie Brand Clothing. She is a California native but has lived all over the country and overseas which allows her to relate to all walks of life. Sarah’s hair is a reflection of her lifestyle and personality. It is colorful and dynamic, which is reminiscent of her clothing brand. She is adaptable to change and her style is attributed to her Northern Californian sensibility. Her hair styles allow her to go with the flow, sometimes it’s curly, sometimes it’s straight but its always a reflection of her authentic sense of self. 

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