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

Timeline:
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

Connect

Linked in
Renee Davis https://www.linkedin.com/in/reneedavis89

Out The Box https://www.linkedin.com/company/outtheboxuk/

Twitter
Renee https://twitter.com/renee__cd

Out The Box https://twitter.com/outtheboxuk

Instagram
Renee Davis https://www.instagram.com/renee.cd/

Out The Box https://www.instagram.com/outtheboxuk/

Link Tree
https://linktr.ee/outtheboxuk

Links:
Tangle Teezer https://amzn.to/3ruNHg2

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/

Cantu – https://www.naturalisticproducts.co.uk/collections/cantu

Mielle – https://www.naturalisticproducts.co.uk/collections/mielle-organics-1

 

Quaker Street Coffee – https://quakerstreet.co.uk/

 

Books
The Compound Effect – Darren Hardy – https://amzn.to/3w4f57T

All about love – Bell Hooks – https://amzn.to/3fgqiwi

 

 

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