The Power of Alignment in Empowering a Community with Renée Davis

In this episode of the Curl Squad’s Curl Power Podcast I speak to Writer, Journalist and Founder of Out The Box Renée Davis

  • Cutting off her friend’s hair with IKEA scissors
  • People and their opinions on her natural hair journey
  • Learning to feel attractive
  • The impact of the video vixen
  • Creating Out the Box
  • Collaborations with brands to empower the black community
  • Divine alignment

02:07 Quick Fire Curl Talk

05:14 Natural hair journey to self-love – “Everything I saw, everyone on TV and everyone I knew growing up, the adults, everyone’s hair was relaxed”.

27:08 The road to journalism – “No complaining in this time and season”.

44:30 Alignment in empowering a community – “Those are the moments where I feel like no one is helping, no one sees, no one supports I don’t know where to go and people would be just coming across my path all the time, God was just lining up people to help me…”

56:36 Book recommendations, plugs and Renee’s final word of wisdom


Linked in
Renee Davis

Out The Box


Out The Box

Renee Davis

Out The Box

Link Tree

Tangle Teezer

Scrunchie –

Eco Styler Gel –

Jamaican black castor oil –

Shea Moisture Deep conditioner –

Activilong –

African Pride Coconut line –

Cantu –

Mielle –


Quaker Street Coffee –


The Compound Effect – Darren Hardy –

All about love – Bell Hooks –



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