Pop culture holds up a mirror to society
Back on February 6th, Beyoncé released the lyrics, “I like my baby heir with baby hair and afros / I like my Negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils,” and these words echoed the beauty of African-Americans over the nation.
The trending—and some say controversial—conversation Beyoncé’s “Formation” started impacted American culture. It has even inspired an event right here in Chattanooga. Jazzanooga’s “I SLAY” is promoting women of every color and spreading self-love by asking a simple question: How do you SLAY?
Hosted by The Red Lipstick Experiment and Natural Beautiful Me, “I SLAY” is about self-improvement, empowering your natural beauty, and valuing your identity. On this night, six brave women will take the mic to share their stories of when their SLAY factor was at its best.
The event is black and red attire, meaning all black dress but rocking a splash of red lipstick. In case you’re a little inexperienced in the makeup department, Aliya Hayoun’s FACE team will show you how to rock your red at the event’s “Red Lipstick Experiment’s Lip Bar.”
In the wise words of Bey, ladies now let’s get in formation, show your coordination, and set your SLAY foundation on Friday, Feb. 26th at 7 p.m. at the Jazzanooga Arts Space, 431 E. MLK Blvd.