Simone Mair, the Jamaican-descent co-founder of Curlfest, was honored at the 13th Annual ADCOLOR awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California. He was presented with the Catalyst Award at the event, which recognizes achievements of African-American, Native American, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQ professionals. Mair’s father, who is the chair-producer of the Jamaica Independence Gala in Rye, New York, noted that his daughter is “literally changing how people of color feel” and gives them the confidence to decide how they want to look. He added that the award serves as a validation of her work and encourages her to work even harder.

Simone Mair performs with a West African dance troupe and is involved with a number of community and humanitarian groups. She also serves as a mentor to young girls who demonstrate an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs.

Mair shared her thoughts following the presentation of the award on Instagram:…

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