The Womanifesto Workshop hosted by Savonne Anderson was one of the most enlightening experiences I’ve had in a while. Joined by Savonne were young ladies from the ages of 12 all the way up to 21. Panelists were all young women that were determined to have each of us walk away with a new outlook and vision for life. Not only did I enjoy myself, but I also outlined my goals and plans for the next 12 months.
In the goodie bags we all received, guests were given a copy of Savonne’s book and skin care goods from Kyra’s Shea Medleys. We all were served delicious food from BRWNBOX, courtesy of Chef Almaz Adeigbola.
Overall, the event was very well put together and needed for the female community. This is Savonne’s second empowerment speaking event and she plans to do several more very soon. Joined by Savonne were Michelle Johnson, Naja Knight and Natalie Macario. Each lady offered different views and golden gems about life through their individual experiences. All photography was shot by photographer Eni. (@iameni_)
Below are the bios of the speakers from the panel, along with their social media handles and those who helped with the event:
@theevolutionofher – Michelle Johnson founded The Evolution of Her in 2013 to promote love and self-esteem by uplifting, inspiring and motivating others. At theevolutionofher.com, Michelle shares her own experience and things she’s learned to assist others in the continuous cycle of evolution. She is a Newark native and will graduate from Morgan State University in 2017 with a degree in Sociology.
@najaak – Naja Knight is a hair artist and entrepreneur from Elizabeth, NJ. Her entrepreneurial spirit has thrived since youth, setting goals and reaching them by any means. Naja founded NAK Studios, a hair care and creation brand, in 2012 and received her cosmetology license in 2013 at the age of 17. She uses hair artistry to help women feel better about themselves from the inside out.
@1natlovely – Natalie Macario is an NYC based advocate for community empowerment. She has held two arts workshops for children in Brooklyn and plans to offer more community projects that foster mental & spiritual wellbeing through creative expression. Natalie is also a co-host of Thee Conversation, a podcast that highlights young creatives and entrepreneurs. Keep up with her latest work on Instagram.