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Sat, May 27


Martin De Porres Center

Brown Girls Mentoring Presents It's Ok To Be You! #OwningYourSpace

Brown Girls Mentoring is proud to present our first annual “It’s Ok To Be You!” Girls Conference #OwningYourSpcae

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Brown Girls Mentoring Presents It's Ok To Be You! #OwningYourSpace
Brown Girls Mentoring Presents It's Ok To Be You! #OwningYourSpace

Time & Location

May 27, 2023, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Martin De Porres Center, 2330 Airport Dr, Columbus, OH 43219, USA

About the Event

It’s Ok To Be You!

Brown Girls Mentoring is proud to present our first annual “It’s Okay To Be You!” Girls Conference #OwningYourSpcae

This space is created for Brown and Black Girls to THRIVE!!! During this AMAZING Conference there will be workshops based in Fundamental Youth Development, Mental Health, Self Acceptance and Resilience!!

Our Workshop Presenters and Keynote Speaker are:

Crystal Clemmons is Co-Owner of Royal Tresses Salon! Crystal will come in and teach us about healthy and easy to use products!! Crystal is a professional hairstylist. She began her beauty industry passion in 2013. She has always been called to people, especially women and teenagers. She never knew that the passion she had for people would be behind the salon chair. She had a vision and knew she needed to embrace it in its fullness. Because we know, when you look GOOD-YOU FEEL GOOD!

Dr. Shekyra DeCree, LPCC-S, is a licensed professional clinical counselor and Founder of Queens Space! Dr. Shekyra is dedicated to providing hope, education, and empowerment to everyone she encounters. Dr. Shekyra, will be coming in and speaking about the power of resiliency through your mental health!!

Tifiani Kendrick, Tifani K is an inspirationalist - an author, spoken word artist, breathwork facilitator and transformative wellness coach who helps women catch their breath and live in love on purpose. Tifiani, help us BREATHE! She also will be teaching us to OWN our space, BREATHE and BE!

Bo-Braisha Owens, an Akron, OH native, is the founder, creative director of the budding fashion house, kissed by BO, the creator of the Fashion Wellness brand “The Paper Bag Chronicles.”Kissed by BO is a Black-Owned Luxury Designer, Stylist brand creating purposeful fashion through wearable art. Bo, will be coming in to speak to our girls about the POWER OF SELF ACCEPTANCE!

Lil D-“I never wanted to do radio.” This is what lilD tells people when asked how she started in broadcasting. She began her career as a co-host on the night show in Shreveport, LA, at KMJJ in 2005.

For the next few years she would go on to work for Toledo’s WJZE Hot 97-3, Cleveland’s WENZ 107.9, and Columbus, Ohio’s WCKX Power 107.5/106.3 in 2015 where she became the top-rated night personality her entire three-year duration. In 2018, lilD took her hustle, heart, and humanity to Dallas where she was eventually recruited by the leading hip-hop station, K104. Porter hosts events, volunteers at various community centers, and is a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Since 2014 she’s been running her own organization, You Go G.I.R.L. (Grinding In Real Life), where the mission is to help good girls become great women.

She released her first book, Route 2: My Choice to Struggle to Succeed, covering the three-month period that she was homeless while doing radio in Ohio. With her down-to-earth personality, and “keep-it-real” attitude, lilD naturally attracts the target audience. And wherever she chooses to go, success will follow.

This year it’s OK to be you conference is brought to you by our partners at The ADAMH Board, Huntington, Discover and The Commission On Black Girls,

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