We had the good fortune of connecting with Dani Parks and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dani, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
I am the Founder of the Princesses, Pearls & Puberty: Discovery Party for Girls (10-12 yrs old)! When I saw the opportunity within my own home to empower my daughter through this amazing time in her and I decided to make it a party! Yep, that’s the Grand inception of this remarkable event which evolved into a movement! Our social impact is national with our online puberty party and locally with our in-person event. We are four years into empowering the girls, and more than ever we realize how period poverty is an overlooked issue in the inner cities right here in the United States. Right here in GEORGIA to make it more personal. The reality of period poverty within the inner cities is a serious issue. Families every day are struggling to make ends meet and unfortunately, feminine hygiene products such as pantyliners, pad, and/or tampons are not a necessity when a parent has to choose between paying the light bill or water bill or purchasing food. Young and teenage girls miss out on school and various activities due to inadequate feminine hygiene products and/or running water in the home. Our organization educates girls and their parents about puberty and addresses period poverty. Let’s be honest the majority of women have not received an adequate puberty talk, it is more like a “build the plane while you fly it” type of experience. That lack of puberty (not sex) education perpetuates itself throughout families and generations. The P3 Party empowers our girls to embrace their femininity and themselves during this growing season. We make sure they understand that every female is different and that their body will develop differently from the next girl and that is ok as well as normal. We also bring awareness to period poverty by providing menstrual products to every girl who attends. Bringing awareness to period poverty doesn’t just stop with our participants, we also donate sanitary napkins to organizations such as Child Help, children who have been removed from their home due to abuse and placed in foster homes. We love our girls and endeavor to do our part to make sure they are educated, empowered, and fully embrace who they are the way they were designed.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am a full-time entrepreneur. and speaker. Aside from my non-profit organization and speaking, I have a Brand Coaching & Social Media Management company and I own a brow studio call Brow Qulture Studio. Establishing all three was NOT easy, but it has been worth it. I’ve learned that if we embrace the audacity to be great the sky isn’t the limit it is only the beginning. Entrepreneurship is tough but no plane has ever reached its cruising altitude without a little bit of turbulence during the ascension. Stay focused, learn from the obstacles, apply the lessons learned, and THRIVE. No one can do that for you BUT YOU…so get to it!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Let’s see for Atlanta, we would definitely have to go to Je Ju Sauna…that is a MUST! Food-wise, it would be a toss-up between Aria and Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. In Augusta, we would hang out downtown for “First Friday”. This is always a fun-filled time for the community. Endless food trucks, and culture. My favorite restaurants here are Edgars Grill, Humanitree (vegan restaurant), and Southern Salad.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shout Out to AUGUSTA, GA…the ENTIRE COMMUNITY. I know that sounds corny, but EVERYONE backs this event every year. From the parents to the small businesses, the Boys & Girls Club of the CSRA, adult & teen volunteers. There’s no way we would’ve been able to become the CSRA’s largest puberty party and now have a national reach had it not been for this community support. We are able to keep it a free community event because of the love that is shown to this organization.

Website: www.p3partyforgirls.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/iam_daniparks

Facebook: www.facebook.com/p3party4u

Other: www.iamdaniparks.com www.browqulturestudio.com

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