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Daphne Leblanc

It's easy to be excited about "Texture on the Runway" – it’s a fashion show for naturally textured hair! "Texture on the Runway" is celebrating our curly, kinky, coily, wavy natural hair in all its glory. What’s not to be excited about??

When I found out I was going to be a social media influencer for the NaturallyCurly.com and Texture Media sponsored "Texture on the Runway" on February 11, I literally jumped for joy. Not only will I be working with one of the most recognized supporters of naturally textured hair, but I would be part of a renaissance, so to speak, of the fashion industry. When has textured hair ever been the focal point of New York Fashion Week? Never! This is the first time and I am going to be part of it. I am helping influence this social change movement called "Texture on the Runway."

My role as social media influencer will allow me to provide those, who are not able to attend this invitee-only event, a detailed step-by-step run of the action. My job is to provide enough information, by use of social media to make my readers and others, feel like they are right there. I will be taking pictures, interviewing, tweeting, blogging, and even videoing this first time ever event!

So what am I expecting – afros, twist, curls, braids, waves, just all around beautiful naturally textured hair.

For me, "Texture on the Runway" is not just any ordinary fashion show, it’s a cultural awareness of who we were, who we are and who we want to be. This show has nothing to do with size, height, weight, complexion, or any other socially acceptable norms. As each models walks down the runway – one texture at a time – we celebrate us. Because curly, kinky, coily, wavy, natural hair rocks, we now have Texture on the Runway!

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