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Melanin Mixer Vol.2

  • Werklab 1275 Venables Street Vancouver, BC, V6A 2C9 Canada (map)

A night dedicated to women of colour. A celebration. An appreciation. A showcase. 

Can we take a moment to revel and adore the wonders, that are US? The beauty, style & grace that we as women of colour are ever so blessed with, yet sometimes forget in the smoke and clouds that society and social platforms create. 

Join us for a night to remember.

The night will start with a Shapes and Sounds session by Desiree Dawson, followed with a panel discussion hosted by Dora Kamau, founder of Bliss Your Heart. The panel discussion will be compromised of local WOC entrepreneurs doing their thing in the community and will be an intimate and raw conversation about the reality of entrepreneurship as a WOC. To end the night, DJ Softie Shan will be spinnin’ some tracks to leave us feeling empowered and inspired.

What to expect: 

- A shapes and sounds session led by Desiree Dawson
- A panel discussion meant to inspire and empower with local women of color doing their thing in the community. 
- A DJ set ft. DJ Softie Shan, spinnin' all the flyest tracks. 
- Jagua Henna Tattoos being done by donation by Chloe Hua 
- Light plant-based refreshments and beverages provided by Kula Kitchen

This event has been curated for women of colour but is open to all-self identifying women.


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Bliss Your Heart is an in-person and online platform that focuses on promoting self-care, self-love and mental health through monthly workshops and events. It affirms the power of connection and conversations and strives to unpack areas of sensitivity through up-lifting and raw discussions. Bliss Your Heart intends to equip women with a better understanding of their inner world, in order to navigate the outer world -- with a sense of balance and heightened awareness.

Dora Kamau is a mental health visionary and self-care advocate. As the founder of Bliss Your Heart, an in-person and online platform, Dora creates and holds space for women to be empowered, to be heard and to be seen through honest, no fluff and zero filter conversations. After a near death experience at birth and overcoming a series of unfortunate events in her teenage years, Dora used her shortcomings as a catalyst for growth into the multifaceted woman she is today. Her curiosity and appreciation for life have gained her a toolbox full of knowledge, and years' worth of advice which she uses to support and help other women on their journeys of self-discovery. 

Aside from being a student of life, Dora also holds a BA in Psychology, with a specialization in adolescent psychology and is currently working to complete her BSc. in Psychiatric Nursing.


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