If there has ever been one peak occasion to celebrate the black beauty, ‘AFROPUNK Festival’ would take the lead. This annual music festival is quite far more than food trucks and outdoor performances. It’s a moment for the blacks and brown folks of all communities to support one another in terms of alternative R&B, rock, and hip-hop sub-culture.
A part of its evolution, AFROPUNK has been incorporating the elements of the Motherland. Michaela Angela Davis, therefore, had the opportunity to present ‘The Hair Tales’ during the recent 2-day event.
“I’m looking at the black women’s identity via the lens of hair,” Davis said. “We are doing portraits each day since I consider conversations not being just verbal. They can be experimental, artistic or visual as well. So I began incorporating live braiding in my conversations.”
Davis has been able to work as a celebrity stylist for big names like Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, Diana Ross, Prince, LL Cool J and Mary J. Blige. She has also worked as a stylist on multiple films, including ‘Paid in Full’ in 2002.
Davis is currently developing a television show and online magazine, and also a documentary book and film exploring race, beauty, identity, and gender. She serves on the board of the ‘Black Girls Rock!, ‘The Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School,’ and Imagination. The star also contacts a monthly career-mentoring program—‘Salon de Shine.’ She regularly speaks in the community and on campuses.
And currently, the fashion icon is working on a novel called ‘The Revolution of Happiness: A Book and Digital Conversation Project.’ The project intends to speak to the revolutionary-thinking black women with the sole purpose to address the pain that has burdened or molested black women for being natural selves.
Additionally, Davis is the leader of ‘Mad Free,’ a multi-platform that brings on board the revolutionary women whose lives and work serve to liberate the misinformed and narrow image of women.
And during the AFROPUNK event, the advocate for females went on to explain how the modern black woman is contributing to the development of our societies.
“When we are in the salons getting our hair done, we are always talking about politics, we are talking about God, we speak of life, and talking about each other,” said Davis.
Having been born in Germany and then raised in Washington, D.C., we believe Davis who is of West African, Irish and German descent has all it takes to bring a global change on women.