Tresse Event: My Experience

Hey you guys! I know i have not posted anything in a while and i apologize for that.  Right now things are going good and my life is really starting to move forward  in the right direction. So before i forget, make sure you guys follow me on Instagram and twitter @brookepoets to see all of my daily posts and updates.  Remember to subscribe to my youtube channel and share it as well. So on October 11,2014 i attended the Tresse event with my best friend. For more info on this event, you can check out my previous post called “Natural Hair Event in Philly on October 11, 2014″.  It was a natural hair event that was filled with hair demos, free food, drinks, and fun music. The event was held by a fairly new hair salon that launched on September 2014. For more info on this salon, you can check out their website at tressenoire.com. I got to meet a lot of people and talk to some of the guest bloggers that was on the panel. They had a lot of vendors selling  jewelry, artwork, and other businesses trying to advertise their business. Overall i enjoyed myself and i would love to go to another event like this. Below are some pictures i took from the event. Hopefully you guys like the post and thanks again for your patience.

unnamed-1The panel of natural hair bloggers

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unnamed-3 Hair demo model.Bantu knot out.

unnamed-4     unnamed-5 My gift from the event.

Power Morcellation

unnamedA power morcellator is a surgical device used during laparoscopic or robotic surgeries. The purpose of this device is used to cut or severe large masses of tissue so that it can be easier to remove them from the internal surgical site.  Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery is a growing trend that has gained popularity across general medicine and many clinical areas of specialty including pulmonology, cardiology, and gynecology. Within gynecology, methods of vaginal morcellation specifically consist of removing a large uterus through the vaginal opening which has been a routine implemented for more than half a century.  Yet because of that, a focused effort was placed on the idea of removing large tissue through small incisions rather than through the vagina after the first laparoscopic hysterectomy in 1989 and a subsequent laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy in 1991.  However, because of the serious risks associated with these devices, the FDA has considered banning the device because of  the potentially life-threatening risks associated with their use during laparoscopic and gynecological procedures. As a response, Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson and a major power morcellator manufacturer, suspended further sales. Though this is under further study, this suspension does not constitute a recall. One of the most alarming risks associated with power morcellators is the potential for the device to spread and upstage undetected malignant uterine tissue during a laparoscopic hysterectomy or myomectomy surgery while significantly worsening a patient’s prognosis. While this risk is difficult to calculate, the FDA has concluded that there is no reliable method for preoperatively predicting whether a woman with fibroids may have a uterine sarcoma. Based on a Quantitative Assessment of power morcellation released in April, the FDA states that 1 in 350 women undergoing hysterectomy or myomectomy for the treatment of fibroids has an undetected uterine cancer such as leiomyosarcoma (LMS), a particularly aggressive uterine sarcoma with an already poor prognosis.

For more information check out this link: http://www.recallcenter.com/power-morcellator/

Natural hair event in philly on October 11, 2014

Philly Naturalistas! You’re Invited to

The Tresse Event
FREE w RSVP @ thetresseevent.eventbrite.com

Sip, Socialize & Celebrate your natural Diva! Enjoy free curl consultations, hair demos, food and fun. The event will be held in conjunction with October Gallery’s 29th Annual International Art Expo.

Sponsored by Tressenoire, a new on-demand natural hair salon service that launched on September 2014. It is hotsted by 2 philly bloggers. One is Julie Thomas and second one is my girl Marisa Peal who is also one of the writers for txture magazine. If you have not already checked out the website here is the link: http://www.txturemag.com.  Hope to see you guys there on Saturday and have a wonderful day!

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Dreams Come True!

Good afternoon everyone! So i know i have not posted anything in a couple of days but things are starting to get hectic around here.  To start, my second blog is really starting to grow. Right now i have 125 followers and i am super excited about that. I have definitely been working hard on that including the other writers on my team.  If you guys want to check out my second blog you can find it on my page called “creative space”.  Also recently, i have been getting lot of requests from health organizations to write posts in order to help spread awareness about certain health issues.  If you have not already checked out my post about mesothelioma awareness day than make sure you do! Also i have been posting more regurlarly on my instagram and i am working on making a slideshow of hairstyles that i have been wearing for my youtube channel. You can find the name for my instagram on my contact page and the link to my channel on my youtube page. Yet last but not least the biggest thing that has been going on has finally come to life! Two magazines that i am apart of have finally reached print edition. The first one is ‘Txture” which is a new magazine geared towards women with natural hair or textured hair and it will also be a great source of fashion and style!  The second one is “Main Course” which is a new entertainment and lifestyle magazine that focuses around Philly and different things going on in the city. I am super excited and i can not wait. Txture comes out tomorrow and Main Course is out this weekend. Will let you guys know more soon and have a nice day!

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The Perfect Styling comb

Have you ever tried to straighten your hair with a flat iron and it still comes out  frizz? Or try to you use the chase method to get your hair straight as possible but the comb keeps falling out of your hand? For only $.20.00 you can get your hands on this unique styling comb that is anti-static and heat-resistant. The comb has a wonderful grip that allows you to get the hair straight as possible while also using the separating arm to move the hair the way you like before clasping down your comb to cut through the tangles. So what are you waiting for? Get your hands on this awesome tool. Picture and link below.

Link:http://numeproducts.com/styling-comb?acc=f90f2aca  

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2014

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Post: Mesothelioma is a rare aggressive cancer that attacks the lining of the body called the mesothelum. The only known cause of this cancer is linked to abestos. Abestos is a natural occurring mineral that was first discovered in 1964. Mainly classified as human carcinogen because of it’s association with mesothelioma the EPA issued a final rule banning of most abestos-containing products on July 12,1989. Unfortunately in 1991 the regulation was overturned by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In the United States today about 30 million pounds of the substance can be found in homes, schools, and industrial buildings. About 80% of all mesothelioma cases occur within the lining of the lungs and between 2,500 to 3,000 new cases emerge each year. With just a little exposure to abestos the cancer can lay dormat inside the body between 20-50 years. Even though it can be diagnosed it is most commonly found in the younger generations, second-hand exposure, and women who have worked closely with it. Normally people are given 10 months to live. Because of how rare this cancer is it is essential to know the importance and awareness of this disease. As a result i lost my grandfather to this to cancer who i truly miss everyday. He was a true soldier and survived about 3 years with it until he passed away. So definitely spread the word about this cancer for mesothelioma awareness month. Whether you are a blogger or not it is important to know and inform people about this rare cancer.

Links for more information:

http://www.mesothelioma.com/

http://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/#.VCWclCtdWLE