Together Apart Presents "Skin Deep: Beyond Beyonce, Beer Bellies, and Good Hair"
On Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 7pm the relationship academy Together Apart put on a panel discussion called “Skin Deep: Beyond Beyonce, Beer Bellies and Good Hair” at the Open Center to delving into why physical attractiveness is so highly rated, and how it effects modern day relationships. Filled with practical advice from experts and thought provoking discussion the event was hosted by Jenelle Simone and Together Apart Founder Chris Kazi Rolle.
On June 19, 2011 at 7pm the relationship academy Together Apart put on a panel discussion called “Skin Deep: Beyond Beyonce, Beer Bellies and Good Hair” at the Open Center. Hosted by Jenelle Simone and Together Apart Founder Chris Kazi Rolle it was the fifth installment in “The Live Convo” series.
Many an exercise equipment is still collecting dust in basements, or hidden in plain sight underneath mounds of clothes and other tchotchkes. “Skin Deep” was not just tips to revive old, discarded exercise routines, but delve into why physical attractiveness is so highly rated, and how it effects modern day relationships.
It was a night filled with practical advice from experts in their fields paired with thought provoking discussion (how the media defines beauty for example) punctuated by sage advice from licensed psychotherapist and ordained minister Shawna Marie.
Later on in the evening, the audience got the chance to directly ask the experts including Ursula Stephen, Rihanna’s hair stylist, fashion designer Nefra Dabney, and make-up artist of the Wendy Williams Show, just to name a few.
One sided conversations and mic huggers were strictly prohibited to allow as many people as possible to their two cents. Even so, in the space of a few hours not every audience member could chime in, but it was not uncommon for audience members to act in unison with thoughtful hmmsss and surprised guffaws; confusion followed by understanding with hearty laughter to lighten the tone.
The event like the other “convos” in the series will followed a specific format: one theme, two hosts (male & female), three experts (authors, therapists, celebrities, or married couples) and four rounds of conversation.
Utilizing social media, popular blogger Slim Jackson of SingleBlackMale.org live tweeted the event under the hash tag #togetherapart. For those outside the New York City area or couldn't attend for other reasons Twitter users were urged to use the same hashtag to participate as well.
Past events like “Multiple Choice: Monogamy & Dealing with the Side Piece” have sold out. To purchase tickets for future events please visit http://www.together-apart.com/.
About Together Apart
Founded in 2009, Together Apart is a premiere relationship academy providing events, media, products and services designed to enrich, and empower relationships of a romantic, business, familial or internal nature. Our commitment is to support and promote healthy relationships by providing tools, resources and safe spaces for men and women to engage in open, and honest conversation.
Together Apart was created to “break the cycle of dysfunction handed down from generation to generation by providing men, and women with tools, and resources to deal with adversities that destroy relationships," according to Rolle.
The Live Convo series, currently in its first year of operation, has been a successful tool for men and women to bridge the gap in communication.