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Self-care 'n Sisterhood Sessions

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Toronto, ON


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Ebony Girls Obsession empowers black women into action. We are a burgeoning community of driven women, who are invested in our well being. A sisterhood of creatives; entrepreneurs; wellness practitioners; human service providers, etc., who are active in caring for ourselves wholistically--and in turn, pour (from our overflow) into our respective communities.

Self-care 'n Sisterhood is a monthly session for us to focus on pouring into ourselves; share our stories and resources, and to hold each other accountable in realizing our purpose and continuing to grow ourselves + our vision. For Sessions 10 - 12 we'll be exploring ways to nurture our purpose/gift by increasing (y)our capacity, being a good steward, and taking care of (y)ourselves (wholistically). Each session will be as follows:

Session 10 - March 17, 2019: Increasing your Capacity

Session 11 - April 28, 2019: Stewardship

Session 12 - May 27, 2019: The Art of Care: a conversation on natural/clean beauty

If you are looking to build community with other like-minded women, cultivate a self-care practice through writing and storytelling, or just need a day to fill up your cup in a creative and supportive space, SIS was curated just for YOU.

Sessions will be hosted by poet, community educator, and creator of Ebony Girls Obsession: Igho Diana

**Session 12 will begin with networking, storytelling, and a community building exercise; followed by our panel discussion (moderated by Igho) and a light dinner.

Meet our panelists:

Ebyan is a Skin Care Therapist and the founder of Butter Skin, a green beauty brand that creates high performing, plant-powered skincare products. Ebyan created Butter Skin after she recognized the disconnect between the natural skincare industry and women of colour. Brands developing products with multiracial women in mind were very far and few in between. Through her business, Ebyan promotes the inclusion and visibility of underrepresented women in the wellness and green beauty space. Her mission is to educate, inspire and empower WOC to take better care of their skin from a holistic approach and with use of proper skincare products + treatments.

Cola is a proud mother and inspirational artist from Toronto, who developed a love for witing, poetry, and the arts while completing her BFA in classical piano from York University. Cola continues to stay inspired, and worked hard to self-publish her first book; a memoir entitled C.O.L.A. Her don't quit attitude has fueled her passion for entrepreneurship and allowed her to build U.P. Beauty: a natural skincare company, with her sister.

Natasha 'Natty' Sheppard is a biracial woman who has struggled with achieving her true curls all of her life. Being raised by her British-born Jamaican mother, easiest thing was a puff and twists until she got older and her mother relaxed her hair to make styling easier. In September 2013, Natasha decided to start transitioning...when her new growth came in, she started to see actual curls coming through, even though her mother said she didn't have curls and never would. She persisted in her journey and when she couldn't resist the urge anymore, in June 2014, she big chopped after being 8 months post-relaxer. By sharing her journey and continuing to learn she became more confident in herself and embracing her new found natural.

Like herself, she wants to be able to pick up a product, look at its ingredients and actually understand what's in it. She wants to know that the company she's buying from understands naturals and what they go through to take care of their hair. So began CurlShoppe.

i) Light lunch/refreshments included in the ticket price

ii) As part of our mission is to promote the importance of investing in ourselves (and each other) funds acquired from ticket sales go towards admin, supplies + refreshments for the following sessions. Think of it as an act of paying it forward.

iii) Should the ticket price be out of your current budget/means, please do not hesitate to contact me (Igho, via email: to make other arrangements.

iv) In honour of the Sabbath day(s) ticket sales will be temporarily unavailable from sundown on Fridays till sundown on Saturdays, or on other high holy days (whenever it says tickets are "unavailable"). Please do check back in on Sunday or the following morning to purchase your ticket.

v) At this time, we're unable to issue refunds. However, should life happen--your ticket will be credited towards future workshops or events of equal value.


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Toronto, ON


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