Goddess Exchange: NOLA December 30, 2015

Goddess Exchange New Orleans is the third installation to the Goddess Exchange. On the 5th day of Kwanzaa December 30, 2015 we gathered in the spirit of NIA- Purpose to discuss mental illness in black women at Community Book Center. Scheduled to release this year.

SteelePics Photography

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Peter Nakhid Photography

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NOLA Bounce Twerkshop December 2015


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Shaina Lynn lead a series of Bounce Twerkshops in 2015, to encourage healing of womb trauma, sisterhood, and connecting to the divine feminine.

Video coming soon…

Goddess Exchange: Houston September 2015
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Goddess Exchange Houston is the second installation to the new series. 9 women gathered on September 5, 2015 in the Fifth Ward Houston, TX to discuss Holistic Pregnancy.
Artist of Color Meet Up Edinburgh
, Scotland August 2015

As a part of the conversation on race, colorism and activist art, Pursuit of Nappiness founder, Shaina Lynn hosted two meetups for Edinburgh Festival Fringe artists of color. The event aimed to bring together artists and participants of the festival to promote visibility in their practice and engage in the experience of being a person of color at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. As a participant in this year’s festival, Shaina focused on creating a greater dialogue around race and art-to develop a global network of artists that lasts beyond the few weeks of the festival.

#2 The second meetup was hosted in coloboration with the Endinburgh Festival Fringe at  Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Edinburgh EH8 9LE in the Concourse Room on Saturday, 29 August 2015.


The first meetup took place at the Udderbelly Garden in George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD on Wednesday, 19 August 2015.


Goddess Exchange: DC August 2014
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Goddess Exchange DC is the first installation to the new series. On August 25, 2014 six women gathered at Sankofa Cafe in Washington DC to discuss Black relationships, the dynamic of the Black family, Willie Lynch Sydrome, and more.

Women of the circle:
Liz, 36, Stay-at-Home Mother

Brianna Townsend , 23, Photographer & Retoucher

Valeka J Holt, 32, Actress and Owner of V Studios

Tia Cherie Dolet, 25, Educator

Nubi Ra, 23, Creative Director/ Organizer

Shaina, 25, Creator & CEO http://www.pursuitofnappiness.org

Special thanks to Sankofa Video & Book Cafe for allowing us to film.


Cupid & Coiled: A Natural Hair Love Affair February 2013

Guest leisurely interacted with beauty professionals. We hosted along with Natural Night Out, an open mic for women to share poetry and short stories about their natural hair self love pursuits. And enjoyed performances by our featured artist AKOKO & Talibah Safiyah.


Natural Night Out 2012


Stay tuned for events coming to a city near you…

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