BLEND OUT by DIAGEO recently organized a special panel discussion aimed at celebrating multi-hyphenate creators who embrace their unique identities and promote inclusivity.
BLEND OUT by DIAGEO recently organized a special panel discussion aimed at celebrating multi-hyphenate creators who embrace their unique identities and promote inclusivity. The event, hosted by influential figures in the industry, featured candid conversations with notable entrepreneurs such as Jon Gray of Ghetto Gastro, Luke Lawal Jr of HBCU Buzz, fashion designer Phillip Lim, and cultural architect Yvonne Guidry of Spoiled Latina. The discussions were moderated by the renowned author and producer Janet Mock, who emphasized the importance of creating spaces for authentic storytelling, particularly for marginalized communities like Black trans and queer individuals.
Guests at the event were treated to curated cocktails from brands like CÎROC, Crown Royal, Tequila Don Julio, Johnnie Walker, and Seedlip. The evening provided an opportunity for attendees to engage in one-on-one conversations at the BLEND OUT pop-up bar, delving into the complexities of personal identity and the journey towards self-expression. Alongside these discussions, attendees enjoyed light bites from Eat Okra and music from DJs Quiana Parks and King Marie. The event attracted a diverse range of guests, including singer Paulina Singer, Afrobeat artist Young Paris, and fashion designer Romeo Hunte, among others.
The BLEND OUT panel discussion brought together influential figures in various fields to champion authenticity and inclusivity. Through intimate conversations, curated cocktails, and engaging experiences, the event aimed to inspire attendees and encourage them to embrace their unique identities while fostering a sense of belonging and acceptance for all.