From the Founder of Brown Skin Women
Greetings, I’m Carmen Veal! I’m a native of Hartford, Connecticut, event executive and founder of Brown Skin Women. Brown Skin Women was born within my journey through wellness (hair, beauty, health) as a result of special needs mommy-hood.
My Blog Journey
In 2013, I started a virtual diary to document my journey of embracing my ethnic hair in its natural state. What I hadn’t realized is the blog would capture the attention of women near and far and grow an organic audience of over 7,000 women. By 2014, the blog had become a space for female Black wellness, so I changed the name to Brown Skin Women (BSW) and expanded its focus to include natural hair, beauty and wellness. Today I use my entrepreneurial experience as an event strategist to offer life- and brand-enhancing special events.
About My Entrepreneurial Journey + Aha Moment
While navigating the busy world that is entrepreneurship and the fashion industry for six years (while dabbling in other industries like corporate finance, nonprofit, social work and design), I fell in love with creating opportunities for individuals to connect. This journey eventually led to my love for event production. Events are a great way to create authentic experiences between a brand or group and individuals.
My Big Break
In 2014, a unique opportunity allowed me to get a taste of my own event production with a budget and pay. I took it as a sign from the Universe that it was time. I spent the rest of the year phasing out just about everything else (except for my Brown Skin Women blog) to focus fully on immersing myself and my skills within the events industry. Today I am an events specialist booking events across the U.S.
My Work Life Alignment
My personal life— my most intimate and top priority—is being mom to my special needs 14-year-old Princess Sania (read more about that HERE). To keep sane through a busy world I align my energy and space with travel with my love, yoga, meditation, eco-therapy, and sharing beautiful vibes and positive energy with family and friends.
I look forward to connecting with you soon, be it near or from afar. XO, Carmen