About The Co-Founders

Della Marie Levi is a BIG dreamer, natural hair aficionado, statement earrings and things creator, and proud African American woman.  She is the co-creator of The Kinky Hair Connection, Natural Hair Meet Up, and founder of The Dream Big Sister Circle, Tresses Natural Hair Group, and Rock Candy Earrings & Things By Della Marie.  By trade Della Marie is a Community School Coordinator.  She is also a graduate student, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and single mother of a 17-year-old King in Training.  Della Marie proudly walks in the footsteps of her ancestors and elders and is confident that she will continue to change the world one crown at a time!    

Connect with Della www.DreamBigSisterCircle.com | www.IRockMyNaturalLocks.com | www.Facebook.com/TheDreamBigSisterCircle | www.Facebook.com/RockCandyEarringsByDellaMarie


Aleka C. Thrash is known for her lifestyle blog NatuallyACT that teaches the importance of taking care of yourself both inside and out. She is the co-founder of Kinky Hair Connection an annual event created to connect, support and encourage naturals as well as those considering and transitioning. Her goal is to help women and young girls embrace, who they were born to be.  She has been a professional lifestyle portrait photographer for over 10 years. Aleka feels privileged to use her talent for seeing the inner beauty in others and reflecting that beauty through her company ACT PhotoMedia. She serves as a board member for BL2END (Business Leaders Linked to Encourage New Directions) as the Marketing Communications Co-Chair. Aleka was featured on Essence.com Hair Street Style: Curly Hair Straight From The Windy City. Her partnerships include Confident Living with Veverly Ausitn Confident Wear, Jessicurl, ECOCO INC., MopTop Hair, Everbutter LLC, Karyn Lee-Garcia, Mielle Organics and more.

Connect with Aleka  www.AlekaCThrash.com www.NaturallyACT.com | Facebook.com/NaturallyACT Instagram.com/naturallyact | www.ACTPhotoMedia.com | Facebook/ACTPhotoMedia Instagram/actphotomedia | Twitter/actphotomedia