I was asked a few weeks back by a girl that I used to model with ( Hey EB!) to come and talk to her students at the school she teaches at about the importance of beauty AND brains. I was honored that she asked me to come but a little nervous at the same time - nervous about my appearance. I wondered if I should wear business clothes or just be myself. I decided to go in as myself because I felt the kids would relate to my topic better that way.
But what blew my mind was when the school guidance counselor emailed me to confirm my attendance for CAREER DAY. I was like CAREER DAY!!! OMG, this is something bigger than I thought. I was like wow, I'm really an adult now :) Who would have thought I would be in somebody's middle school for career day... But it happened!!!
Another thing I was so shocked about was me attending on behalf of my body positive BITR LAMB Experience that I created back in March 2017. It is a confidence stimulus for women in recovery from Alcohol and Other Drugs, Bullies, Critics, and Abuse. I currently teach 3 groups a week at a rehabilitation center here in Atlanta, Georgia, but I'm definitely going to expand to other areas and cities.
Initially I talked to the kids about having a voice while in a harmful, abusive, or unfit situation, but after a few minutes into it I realized I NEEDED to talk about marijuana and how it's not as safe as people think it is because it is turning into a man made drug ( bathed in other unnatural substances to boost the high). Those kids really shocked me. A few of them admitted to smoking marijuana, willingly told me about situations there friends have been in, and also asked how they could help. Of course I shared with them the numbers to agencies that could assist in substance abuse and crisis situations.
In case your'e wondering I have worked in the mental health, addiction and crisis field for several years now and I'm working towards an awesome certification!
I totally enjoyed that experience and would love to do it more often. I haven't blogged as much because I was actually writing the curriculum for this new experience that I am facilitating, but I won't leave you completely hanging! I'll get back to it.
If you would like to collaborate with me email me at 901Chrisy@gmail.com.
It was such a cool laid-back event. Curvy girls were everywhere! I didn't get a chance to take a lot of pictures because I was in Special Guest mode, but I did snap up a few!
Another Curves in the Streets Event. I was just happy to be a guest!
Shoutout to my Girl Tammy!... THE @CurvesInTheStreets!
Us! Myself, along with Zyoness ( the other guest) and CEO Tammie of CurvesInTheStreets
I even got a chance to get a little body paint by one of Atlanta's reputable body painters. He contacted me via Instagram and asked if he could come. Of course I said yes! I didn't want to miss that opportunity!
Quick pic with a few other models/curvy girls.
(Right) Miss Diva Kurves
Check out the video of myself and Miss Diva Kurves having Curvy Fun! lol
I know it's been awhile since I actually blogged an event but I'm back! I'm kind of selective about which events I attend now. Let's keep it real, I'm not a photographer, so standing at the red carpet taking pictures of people isn't what an event blogger does, and sometimes that's what the organizer's want you to do. They will let their friends and the "socialites" come in and just hangout, but want you to just take pictures and not even enjoy the event. Often times I'm like damn, my brand has 300,000 plus fans, and I'm making moves behind the scenes in the plus size and mainstream industry, but the "socialites" get more respect than I do... And these people actually know who I am!!!... So with that being said, I just don't go. My purpose of blogging is to bring the event to those who weren't' able to attend, to actually assist with promoting the brand that's actually hosting the event, and to have a curvy girl such as myself in the mix and not just slim eye-candy :)
If I just stand at the red carpet what Is there for me to share as an event blogger??? And did I mention the photographers are not getting paid; Atlanta is not Hollywood yet!... So again, why would I just want to stand at the red carpet and take pictures??? I'm just saying ME, Chrisy Chris, the lady who's known for Brand Promoting???
But last night was different. I got a chance to see what African American Millionaires look like! That's motivating enough for me to come out!
Check out the pictures from last night's viewing party for the World-Renowned Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Michael Jones and his wife, Emmy-Award Winning, Journalist, Actress & On-Air Host, Mrs. Cathleen Jones.
Guest were greeted with this beautiful ice sculpture and edibles!
Free drinks and what I call "one bite" food!
( my favorite part, lol)
My homie! Lord Daze, The owner of Scrilla Guerillaz Magazine ( Remember when I used to do radio and write for the magazine???... I'm getting back to that too!) You may remember Daze from Season 4 of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. If you don't - stay tuned, he's a star character in the upcoming Jodeci movie!
Curvy Celebrity Photographer, Untamed Royalty! I met her a long time ago standing at the red carpet (lol). She's been cool ever since! Shout out to the Curvy Girls like myself, all up in the mix.
Looking gorgeous and showing off her baby bump! I sure wish her mom, Mama Wyatt would have came out too. That lady is so fun and funny! And she always compliments me for holding it down for the curvy girls :)
2 of my Favs! Both from LHHATL,
Sina ( Left) and Shay Johnson ( Right)
The lovely Drea Kelly ( Left) from Hollywood Exes ( R. Kelly's Ex-wife).I met her 2 years ago. She's super down-to-earth. I wander what it's like to be married to the panty dropper though. lol.
Chere! (Right) Met her a little over 2 years ago when we were both working with Exotica Models as hair models for One Styling Company in the Bronner Brothers hair show. This lady is on the move! Watch out for her!
(Left) Pictured with LHHATL Karen King (KK). I like KK. I always see her out. I also blogged an event she had back in 2016... She's looking good too!
(RIght) Mr. Jones! The African American Surgeon that's out her changing lives and making millions!
Congrats to the Joneses!
The show airs on April 22, 2017, 10/9c on Centric TV.