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Brown Beauties Brunching

Brown Beauties Brunching Ottawa

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FIXING EACH OTHER'S CROWNS

Four Brown Girls (FBG) is a movement whose mission is to create a network and support system where we could all be our sister's keeper's as students, working professionals, entrepreneurs and dreamers. What started as a pioneer organization in Montreal grew to become a strong sisterhood and movement destined to defy the misrepresentations and stereotypes while gathering women into unity through love and resistance.

On Sunday November 5th 2017, bring your girl squad for a day of empowerment, sisterhood and cocktails to our signature event Brown Beauties Brunching (BBB). This edition will take place in Ottawa for the very first time under the theme: "Fixing Each Other's Crowns". You will get to meet and be inspired by a series of prominent Black women who will explore sisterhood, love, culture and life as a Black woman. Get ready to fix yours and your sister's crown!

Stay tuned as we announce more of our speakers and vendors!

WHEN: November 5th, 2017
WHERE: Shenkman Arts Centre - 245 Centrum Blvd, Orléans Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1
TIME: 11am - 5pm



Discover our panel of Boss Queens that will inspire you to fix your sister's crowns!

 

Gwen Madiba

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“Wheresoever a woman stand becomes her kingdom and there’s room for all of us to succeed.”
— Gwen Madiba

How do you interpret "Fixing each other's crowns”?

Fixing each other's crown for me means uplifting each other and celebrating each other: wither it is celebrating each other's success or each other's beauty; it's understand that the only competition we have is in front of the mirror; it is understanding that Wheresoever a woman stand becomes her kingdom and that there's room for all of us to succeed. Fixing each other's crown is understanding that we are not here to compete but rather to complement each other.

What's your drive?

What drives me is faith. My faith in God First and foremost understanding fully that "God doesn't give us a vision without provisions" and that any thing is possible for those who believe and go for it in love, faith, respect and perseverance.

What's or who's your inspiration?

What inspires me are all the hard workers I have the blessing to meet around the world who are driven by hope, love, respect and perseverance and wake up every morning to achieve greatness; folks who walk by faith constantly and succeed beyond people's expectations; those who saw obstacles as test of faith that they must pass to have access to the next level of their blessings.

What's your favorite quote on self-love?

The day that you will learn how to shamelessly embrace your flaws and love yourself, you will access a brand new level of freedom which will open doors that you did not even know existed.

 

Lateesha Ector

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“As women we should not compare. Instead, we should embrace our own success and that of the other. “
— Lateesha Ector

How do you interpret "Fixing each other's crowns”?

I interpret this as female empowerment - women supporting women. As women we should not compare. Instead, we should embrace our own success and that of the other. It’s about stopping rivalry and fostering sisterhood.

What's your drive?

My drive is to encourage other women to be who and what they want to be - most importantly, to never settle. Growing up I was surrounded by great role models - something we lack today. I want to have that same influence on others. As part of my career and personal life I’ve mentored young women through pageants, school and their own careers. There is nothing more rewarding.

What's or who's your inspiration?

My mother. She always reminds me who I am, where I’m from and what I could be. She is my biggest fan, but always puts me in my place. As a woman, I couldn’t ask for a better person to look up to.

What's your favorite quote on self-love?

“She remembered who she was and the game changed”

 

Andrea Lewis

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“Fixing each other’s crowns is the responsibility of our community.”
— Andrea Lewis

How do you interpret "Fixing each other's crowns”?

To me, "Fixing each other's crowns" equals sisterhood. It is a bond that allows you to truly help your sisters out in all ways. Helping each other to be self aware, to gain confidence and to get back up when life comes at you unexpectedly. Fixing each other's crowns is the responsibility of our community.

What's your drive?

My drive is black girls. I'm always thinking of how to represent us, how to lead us and how to make other black girls proud. This is a part of both my drive and inspiration.

What's or who's your inspiration?

My inspiration is my friends and my mom. I have a great group of girl friends who help me to be better every day. And my mom is my best friend, she's been my motivator and biggest inspiration all of my life.

What's your favorite quote on self-love?

"Black Girl Magic - The art of pure, unadulterated dopeness that every black woman exudes, which beholds not only her internal and external beauty but demonstrates the glory of God the creator" --- A quote from my short film on Black Women and Self Love

 

Symone Evans

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“Instead of seeing each other as competition, we see each other as partners...”
— Symone Evans

How do you interpret "Fixing each other's crowns”?

For me, fixing each other’s crowns means that instead of seeing each other as competition, we see each other as partners and help one another grow into the beautiful queens we are all destined to be.

What's your drive?

The search for success.

What's or who's your inspiration?

My biggest inspiration comes from my family. No matter what, they always find a way to get back on their feet, smile, love life and keep it pushing.

What's your favorite quote on self-love?

It’s kind of a weird one but it’s what always helps me get through a moment where I doubt myself or when I am focusing on things that bring me down. "Lions don’t loose sleep over the opinions of Sheep".

 

Karlyn Percil

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“We’ve barely scratched the surface of what we are truly capable of as women...”
— Karlyn Percil

How do you interpret "Fixing each other's crowns”?

Having my sister's back, complimenting her, encouraging her, pulling her up and giving her a hand when she needs it.

What's your drive?

Growth. Learning. Our potential as women. The power of sisterhood. And of what we can do together We've barely scratched the surface of what we are truly capable of as women and that wakes me up everyday excited to add value and do work that matters with high potential women who are ready to change the world.

What's or who's your inspiration?

I draw inspiration from my parents, their resilience. My clients, my virtual mentors like Aunty Oprah, strangers, art, food, architecture...I draw inspiration from life. Women and girls are also one of my biggest inspirations - our ability to succeed inspite of what we have been through reminds me daily that we are brave, bold, brilliant & beautiful warriors.

What's your favorite quote on self-love?

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself you have built against it." Rumi

 

Check out some of our amazing vendors that will be showcasing their great products!