“After spending the 2018 summer in Capetown, South Africa, I knew my relationship with this city and country was just beginning...” -Megan Green
MVG (Motivate Vibe Grow) Naturals is a social enterprise that provides confidence via hair care products, apparel and Crownworkshops.
"Crownworkshop" is an engaging experience designed to equip little girls with the tools to re-examine their relationship with their hair and self to propel them forward towards personal and academic success.
Benefits of Crownworkshops
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According to Megan Green…
“Hair Care is a basic need.” The fact that we live in a world that requires us to depend on others to make us feel beautiful and confident is not sustainable.”
While there is growth in a natural hair movement and shift to embracing our full selves, millions of girls around the world do not have access to the information and the tools due to financial circumstances. MVG’s mission is to ensure that little girls around the world learn the basics of hair care and styling regardless of their circumstances.
Therefore, MVG Naturals has committed to teaching 1,000,000 girls via the MVG Crownworkshop... self love via hair care and hair styling workshops that will be free of charge to the most deserving areas.
“I am going to places where these deserving little girls do not have access to wifi, YouTube and most times a cell phone. With my hair care line, MVG Naturals, I struggled for a long time because I realized that the people who would benefit most from my products, would not have access to it due to the price point… And that did not sit right with me so I wanted to do something about it”
MVG Workshops started in Los Angeles and expanded to schools in NYC and Oregon this fall. Therefore, this MVG shirt and tote bag was created to raise funds to continue this work and support a workshop in South Africa and other places around the world and country.
Specifically, this campaign is to support a "MVG Crownworkshop" in November workshop will be conducted in South Africa in the township, Khayelitsha in collaboration with Side by Side tours and Earth Child Project.
Learn more about each organization using the link below,
To learn more about MVG Workshops request a workshops in your school or organization, email firstname.lastname@example.org
I am seeking funding because I want to grow my brand and the Crownworkshop to other places around the world and country. I have been working on my business for more than two years and after investing in myself for over 10 years, I am now open to assistance to build my dream and continue to walk in my purpose.
This funding will assist me with this trip, supplies, workshops in South Africa and creating the infrastructure to expand it to schools around the country and vending my brand at the Capetown Naturally Hair Festival in December.
Megan Green, Founder/CEO
“Service isn’t one act of kindness”, it has been a lifestyle for me. I have been a leader and advocate for marginalized groups and people of color throughout my whole career. I have dedicated my life to serving others since my college days advocating for people suffering from homelessness in Philadelphia to now volunteering my hair care and styling services to the Skid Row homeless population in LA via My Friends House Foundation. In 2012, after experiencing a life changing mission trip to Chicago, I then led a service break trip to San Salvador, El Salvador with Project FIAT advocating for women, men and children via faith based missions with Villanova University.
I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology Villanova University and a masters in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. With my unique background working in the aerospace industry for seven years, facilitating dialogue around race and difference, designing corporate training, managing scholarship programs and becoming a hairstylist as a child to sustain myself, I am now equipped to marry my creative and corporate world via a lifestyle brand, MVG Naturals and the newly launched Crownworkshop.
I started making products as a child and in 2013 developed an avocado based product business that I began building in 2016. I have learned a lot as an entrepreneur and now I want to make more of an impact through a social enterprise. As a stylist, I’ve always focused on equipping my clients with knowledge and tools to ensure that they themselves were self sustainable and not dependent on her services to feel confident. I also learned that this work is critical for young girls to flourish and thrive. Therefore, I am now ready to take my knowledge, work ethic, experiences, tools and resources global to make an impact.
Gennette Darty is a CPA working in Los Angeles at a leading, national CPA firm. She started her career in NY at a Big 4 public accounting firm where she worked primarily on Financial Service clients. Back in Los Angeles she gained further experience working in the Healthcare, Media & Entertainment, and Tech industries. She prides herself on being an ambitious, high-achieving performer who constantly envisions ways to enhance her clients’ projects. Her conviction to provide overall client and team success makes her an asset to any team as she provides that assurance of quality. She attended Villanova University in Pennsylvania where she received a degree in Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. In her spare time she loves to either shop or travel. She's open to new experiences and always interested in challenging opportunities that inspire growth.
Lebogang Kenneth Motsagi is a Cape Town-based self taught photographer, fashion stylist, designer and writer. Lebogang’s work has been featured in the Cape Times, The Star, 5 FM and interviewed with the SABC for a group exhibition that took place at ‘The Brick Lane Gallery, in London, UK, from the 7th - 20th November 2017. Following this event, was a set of press releases in the United Kingdom, an invitation for another group exhibition from The South Africa House in London, as well as a membership opportunity from the Soho Photo Gallery in New York. Lebogang is also part of the L’Atelier Top 100 Artists of The Year 2018. Lebogang describes his work as “ a spiritual practice, I tend to communicate my memories and emotions through it, and acts as a medium of communication between the physical and spiritual world. I create what God says I should create, through the ideas He provides me with. Every piece is a prayer, every piece is a step closer to bringing Hope to another that looks like me.” Lebogang is the lead designer for MVG apparel, merchandise and contractual agreements with South African based manufacturing facilities .
Brand Specialist and Creative Director
Sonovia is a Visual Director, born in San Diego, California and birth and nurtured in a family centered around art and creative expression. Growing up in an artistic family filled with fashion and photography, Novia continued with the family tradition of performing arts and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). Novia has been a Creative Director for many brands telling their story via in-store visual merchandising, creative conception for photoshoots and website campaigns, and innovative storytelling utilizing shapes, material, outfits and texture. Novia's list of clients include Diane Von Furstenberg, Sandro, Shoe Palace, Wolford, Homme Femme LA, NYC Fashion week with Christina Kim, and creative conceptualization for shoots with various artists. Novia is passionate about using her art to make a social impact and joining MVG Naturals teams allows Novia to fulfill both passions.