I need to see my own beauty and to continue to be reminded that I am enough, that I am worthy of love without effort, that I am beautiful, that the texture of my hair and that the shape of my curves, the size of my lips, the color of my skin, and the feelings that I have are all worthy and okay. Tracee Ellis Ross
April is my girls birthday month and this year for Piper, my youngest, I decided on a tea party theme. While searching “kids tea party” ideas I noticed two things, 1) most of the images lacked diversity and 2) I couldn’t find any black or brown girls having a tea party to give me some ideas on a setting and style.
So, I rallied my network, grabbed my camera and got to work on the “Melanin Magic Tea Party”. I wanted to create a royal experience for my daughter and her friends with custom made dresses, a day of pampering and hair styling.
Representation matters and what better way to show my daughter and our girls that a princess tea party is for them too.