Ladies of Los Angeles, I want to invite you all to a really special event coming soon that I’ve been helping put together. Braids By Brislin is not only a day of getting yourself some badass braids, but a fundraiser to help out my dear friend Ali who is buried in medical bills after having a tumor removed. Here’s Ali’s story, straight from her, to catch you guys up:
Our fundraiser for Will’s surgery last year was such a success and helped us more than I can even put into words that I just want at least a tiny bit of that for Ali. We put together what I think is going to be an AMAZING day of braids, drinks, and fun. Whitney of Myrtle has graciously offered not only to host the event at her store, but is going to donate 10% of sales to Ali that day. Bottom line: Braids By Brislin is an afternoon where you can come and get your hair braided, have a drink, try on clothes (and buy clothes?) and be set for a Saturday night out looking awesome AND help out a super amazing lady. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to schedule a time to have your hair braided that day. We’ll also keep time open each hour for walk-ins. Laure and I will be there all day as well, so even if you want to just come hang out and say hi, it will be fun times.
If you don’t live in the area or your hair is not braid-able/you hate braids (what?), there’s also an option to make a donation to her right here. My anger and sadness from good people having their lives ruined by medical bills gets me incredibly worked up and I would love to at least help her make a tiny dent or have just a little bit more peace of mind.