I wanted to share with you, my story from March 5th.
I volunteered at the North Texas Angels Pageant, a pageant that is dedicated to those that have special needs, that in everyday life may not get a change to get up on stage to showcase who they are or what their accomplishments are.
I saw a beautiful little girl with kinky-curly hair similar to mine (when not straight) in a red wagon. I noticed she came from a mixed family. She was 2 and really was filled with joy. At the pageant, as a titleholder, I had to be their guardian angel and escort them to the hair and makeup team, to the activity center, to photos, and backstage/on stage.
The aunt asked me if there was someone that knew how to work with her hair type, I said yes! Once we arrived upstairs, I then asked one of the lead volunteers if she could pair us up with one that can work on her hair type. We then moved to the other side of the dressing room; we talked and laughed with regular conversation. We also waited for about 20 to 30 minutes.
Once it was our turn for our Angel, the volunteer stated that she honestly did not know how to work on exotic/ethnic hair.
The aunt then stated, I’ve never heard anyone use that term for hair before. I then replied with a confused face and said me either. Immediately, the family asked do you know how to do her hair. I quickly responded with a Yes not knowing that I would really be really the one that knew how to work with her hair type, as her hair type is very similar to mine. I then rushed to wash my hands.
Luckily, the family had Cantu products specifically designed for kinky-curly hair.
I couldn’t use plastic bands, or those bobbie pins that didn’t have groves, so I searched for mine and asked another volunteer for hers.
I gently placed the product on the Angels hair to add volume and moisture. I then smoothed her edges and defined her curls.
And like magic she was ready for the stage!
Ultimately, I just wanted to share to the titleholders that with a crown and sash you can make the most of who you are just by doing the right thing and impacting those in front of you and next to you. It doesn’t take much to volunteer either. I also feel like in order to be worthy of a state title you must have a heart or service, because that crown and sash while you may physically own it, it actually belongs to the people in your community.
I just hope that my story will inspire someone.
I sponsored 4 angels for this pageant and next year I hope to double my sponsorship.