*Myself and friend India Brooks with the event’s hostesses Rocio Mora and Ada Rojas.
Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Rizos On The Road Tour: New Orleans, an event dedicated to unifying naturalistas and multicultural women of color. To say the event was simply beautiful is an understatement. It was held at the super chic People’s Health New Orleans Jazz Market, which made for a very chill yet vibrant ambiance. The event included a discussion panel, delectable food and drinks, scalp massages, a product swap segment, and a live curly hair cut transformation.
The Rizos On The Road Tour is hosted by two fabulous naturalista bloggers: Rocio Mora, a New Orleans-based blogger and Ada Rojas a New York-based blogger. During the Q&A segment, the ladies shared a very detailed account of their experiences as Afro-Latinas. They recalled how people would constantly ask them to select a box to classify their identities, and how difficult that often was. An aspect of their experience I could definitely identify with. As a black creole woman, my entire life people have never quite understood how I could be black and still have a multicultural upbringing. It was heart-warming to be surrounded by other women who shared similar stories to mines.
There were several incredible moments throughout the night, but my most favorite was being able to have one-on-one moments with the event’s hostesses Rocio and Ada. They were so down to earth, and made you feel like you had known them for years. We shared laughs, stories, and future business ideas. Another thing I loved about the event? The amount of Women’s Power you could feel throughout the room. Not only is the tour hosted by two wonderful ladies, but the entire production team is filled with fierce women of color.
I truly enjoyed my time at the Rizos On The Road event, and I recommend it all of the multicultural naturalistas around the country. I guarantee you’ll leave the event feeling empowered, validated, and high-spirited. I just want to say a big thank you to Rocio Mora for inviting me to such an amazing event.
*The Rizos On The Road Tour will be making 3 more stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, and NYC to purchase tickets visit: www.rizosontheroad.com