Atlanta, GA/ 1 June 2015 – This past Saturday, Chivon Ferguson, founder of Pretty Girl Problems, presented her first-ever mother/daughter retreat hosted by actress KeKe Palmer at the Mansour Center in Atlanta, Georgia. This retreat, entitled The Girl’s Guide to Finding Solutions, was a 1-day retreat that shined light on the most common issues faced by both mothers and daughters and offered a real world approach to solutions through conversation, dynamic speakers including interactive role play, character building activities and communication modules.
As mothers and daughters entered the venue, they were greeted with fun and inspirational cut-out signs to hold and pose with for pictures. Sweet Shot Cupcakes along with La’Cuisine Elite had an array of delicious baked treats for guests to indulge in. Chivon promptly started the program by introducing herself and reading a moving poem dedicated to her mother, which set the tone for the day.The mother/daughter pairs engaged in her story, and patiently waited to break out in to their separate
Chivon invited a diverse group of positive and successful women to speak with the young teens and their mothers and lead them in the fun, challenging and empowering activities. After the first few exercises, the team over at Zaxbys provided everyone with lunch, dessert and beverages. As the ladies enjoyed their food, acclaimed actress KeKe Palmer and her mother Sharon walked in and surprised the guests. Sharon first shared with the mothers how to fully support their daughter’s dream and KeKe shared her journey through the entertainment industry, including her trials and tribulations, the importance of her relationship with her mother and how she maintains a positive lifestyle. She opened the floor for the young women to ask questions and took a special photo with each attendee.
As the retreat came to a close, the mothers and daughters joined together for a final joint exercise which left each participant feeling more inspired, motivated and loved. “Coretta Scott King once said ‘Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe you must become its soul’. Here at Pretty Girl Problems we believe It is our responsibility to prepare our young women to become the soul of the nation; Pretty is a state of mind!” Chivon stated.
Pretty Girl Problems would like to give warm thanks to each speaker: Brandi Harvey (Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation), Tanika Gray Valburn (CNN, White Dress Project), Monique Wischusen (The Potter’s House Family and Children Treatment Center), Nakeya Bennett (Accenture Digital, National Black MBA Association Atlanta Chapter), Teshawnya Menefee (Show Me The Way Foundation), Kim Cantey Davis and Symone Davis (Don’t Be A Bully), Kristian Munroe (If You Knew Me) and Dr. Tosha Rogers (Atlanta Premier OBGYN).
Pretty Girl Problems would like to give a special thank you to all of the sponsors and vendors:
Zaxby’s, The White Dress Project, Ready to Werk, Sweetshot Cupcakes, La’Cuisine Elite, Bare Body Products, Dr. Tosha Rogers, Big Happy Love, Brown Girl’s Club, Sip and Grow Tea, Fresh Tape, African Pride and Uber.