L TO R: DESHONICA KERRIE OF DESIGN ESSENTIALS, EVELYN OF NATURALLYCURLY, KIKI OF MAHOGANYKNOTS, JESS OF MAHOGANYCURLS, AND TASHA SIMONE OF HOT 107.7

As NaturallyCurly.com's social media manager, I spend a lot of time "behind the screens." I'm glued to my laptop or iPhone, making sure we connect with heads of curls, coils, and waves around the world. And let me tell you -- it's a special moment when I finally get the chance to meet these Internet friends in real life.

Needless to say, I was pumped to fly from Texas to Alabama for the Natural Hair & Health Expo by Visions Beauty Distributors! Our friends at Design Essentials invited me to speak at Curls & Conversations, one of the panels during the expo. I would join - get this - MahoganyCurls and MahoganyKnots to chat about all things natural hair. I've watched their YouTube videos for years!  Click through my slideshow to see more of my trip!