The Power of Alignment in Empowering a Community with Renée Davis
In this episode of the Curl Squad’s Curl Power Podcast I speak to Writer, Journalist and Founder of Out The Box Renée Davis
- Cutting off her friend’s hair with IKEA scissors
- People and their opinions on her natural hair journey
- Learning to feel attractive
- The impact of the video vixen
- Creating Out the Box
- Collaborations with brands to empower the black community
- Divine alignment
02:07 Quick Fire Curl Talk
05:14 Natural hair journey to self-love – “Everything I saw, everyone on TV and everyone I knew growing up, the adults, everyone’s hair was relaxed”.
27:08 The road to journalism – “No complaining in this time and season”.
44:30 Alignment in empowering a community – “Those are the moments where I feel like no one is helping, no one sees, no one supports I don’t know where to go and people would be just coming across my path all the time, God was just lining up people to help me…”
56:36 Book recommendations, plugs and Renee’s final word of wisdom
Renee Davis https://www.linkedin.com/in/reneedavis89
Out The Box https://www.linkedin.com/company/outtheboxuk/
Out The Box https://twitter.com/outtheboxuk
Renee Davis https://www.instagram.com/renee.cd/
Out The Box https://www.instagram.com/outtheboxuk/
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Scrunchie – https://amzn.to/3sxJ9qi
Eco Styler Gel – https://amzn.to/2QGnUEF
Jamaican black castor oil – https://amzn.to/3d8wxzy
Shea Moisture Deep conditioner – https://amzn.to/3tYSNTi
Activilong – https://activilong.com/en/
African Pride Coconut line – https://africanpridehair.com/
Quaker Street Coffee – https://quakerstreet.co.uk/
The Compound Effect – Darren Hardy – https://amzn.to/3w4f57T
All about love – Bell Hooks – https://amzn.to/3fgqiwi
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