One on One w/ Allyson Felix | July 22, 2018
We are switching up the format with a one-on-one conversation that gives you the opportunity to hear first-hand from those who have made a positive impact within the curl community and have a unique story all their own. It offers the chance to dive a little deeper and get to know the person behind the name - and their backstory - with the hope that you will leave inspired, feel empowered and discover something new. Stories will be shared, experiences told, and then it’s your turn to ask the questions with a Q+A to follow. Our second guest is the uber-talented ALLYSON FELIX.
Allyson Felix was born on November 18, 1985 and grew up in Los Angeles, California. Allyson had a phenomenal prep career breaking Marion Jones’ high school 200-meter record and later went on to set a world record in the under-20 category. She is the first individual to go from high school directly to the professional ranks. Felix emerged as the new American Female sprinter to watch and has never looked back. She is a 4-time Olympian and has won a total of six Olympic Gold Medals. Recently, Allyson won her 16th medal from the IAAF World Championships and became the most decorated athlete in World Championship History. She is also a 4-time Jesse Owens Awards Winner and 2-time Los Angeles Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year (2007, 2009).
Allyson has accomplished a great deal on the track, but still made time to graduate with an elementary education degree from USC, be very involved as an athlete ambassador and board member for Right to Play, and served for 8 years on President Obama’s Fitness, Sport, and Nutrition Council. Allyson is also an avid lover of natural hair and takes pride in wearing her curls. Being a role model for many young girls, she hopes that they can see the beauty in the diversity of their own hair and have a passion for it.
This a FREE event but you must RSVP for entry. There will be light refreshments + give away! Space is limited.
- 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Arrival window, check-in, mingle, grab a snack
- 4:00pm - 4:45pm - One on One with Allyson Felix discussing curls, confidence + career
- 4:45pm - 5:15pm - Q/A + give away
**PARKING: There are paid parking lots located on either side of CTRL Collective (817 S. Spring + 843 S. Spring). Please note that validation and hosted parking are NOT AVAILABLE at this time.
Arrive early and read street parking signs for a chance to obtain street parking. Parking is free on Sundays.
**ENTRY: Upon arrival, buzz in at the door. Take the elevator to the 4th floor where Ctrl Collective is located. Note: There is both elevator and stair access. Once you exit you will immediately check in at the front desk. CurlTalks will be taking place on the upper level of Ctrl Collective. Please note that due to limited space entry is not guaranteed.