Tuesday, February 03, 2009
The Atlanta Sisterlocks Meetup is ONE YEAR old and guess what? I didn't realize it until I got a message from Meetup. I started this group to bring together women who have Sisterlocks and other tool-assisted locks. I wanted an informal way for those researching sisterlocks and long-time sisterlocks wearers to meet, share their journeys, swap products and tips, and also to spread the word for their consultants.
The year has flown by so fast and we now have 153 Lye-free and locked up gals. It's been such a great way to meet other natural sisters. It's amazing how it's come along.
Meetup Jan 31:
We had a wonderful meetup last weekend, but since I had forgotten the anniversary I didn't mention it. We met at Lattetude - a cosy coffee bistro in Decatur. ( Many thanks to my client Ronke, who suggested it). I give the venue a big thumbs up.
A lot of new members turned out and it was informative and fun. Thanks everyone. We missed those who couldn't make it and we must celebrate our anniversary next month. Look at Sophia's blog for extra photos. There are a few more on the Meetup site too, in the photos file. The photos taken on my iphone came out so badly as the light was poor.
FYI: Meetup is a great way to get people together. For those of you in other cities and states looking for fellowship with like-minded natural sisters and who don't have a group, why don't you start your own? You can start a meetup about everything under the sun.
Here is some info from their website.
"Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 2,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.
Meetup's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.
Just sharing a few belated photos from the holidays. Soila on the beach early Christmas morning. My niece Kukua turned 2... Isn't she sweet? England was COLD!! My in-law's beautiful farm cottage looked lovely though. In the last photo the children take a walk with grandma in the freezing cold. Her sisterlocks have really grown.(click on the photos to see full size)