Virtually jet setting to Wakanda was one of the best trips ever. Ever! Many of us reserved our tickets in advance, planned our outfits weeks ahead, and stood in line for the trip of a lifetime. The experience was magical, empowering, and some even felt more educated about their African roots. I was there for every bit of it. The camaraderie, creative outfits, and the excitement was invigorating not only for the African American community but for our nation as a whole. Needless to say, I was loving all of the unity surrounding Black Panther. Wakanda forever!
Although being introduced to Wakanda was a major highlight. It's still surreal to embrace the reality that Styled By OmiOmy will be touching down in Africa on Monday, March 26, 2018. Yes! In several days, I will have the distinct honor of teaching pastors, leaders, and providing clothing for the children of Lumakanda, Kenya with the Dr. Celeste Owens Ministries. Get ready East Africa, I'm coming!
On February 23, 2018 I had the distinct pleasure of collaborating with Sherrel Moore-Tucker and Dr. Celeste Owens as Awakening Coaches at The Surrender Awakening DMV Live Experience as a fundraiser for the upcoming mission trip. The room was packed and each woman left empowered and equipped to take the next steps on their journey of living a life surrendered to their God-given purpose. We laughed, cried, shared knowledge, prayed, and prophesied to each attendee. It was nothing short of amazing! Check out the highlights below.
This is my first time stepping foot on the continent and I have been fundraising since October 2018 for at least $3,000 and clothing to give to the children of Lumakanda. You may donate financially here or send a message here to collect any dresses and dressy casual clothing for the children. And of course, your prayers are greatly needed. Pray that those in attendance will be greatly impacted, that there will be more than enough food and clothing to give, and for safe travels.
Look out for the first blog post in April detailing this adventure. Until then beauties, continue to confidently show up each day as your best authentic self inside and out.