On February 10th, 2019 I attended a Buti Brunch hosted by Mel & Ash Beauty. This event was everything!
Mel & Ash is a lifestyle and beauty brand dedicated to the empowerment of women in memory of M.A.D. a.k.a. Melanie Ashley Dunn. M.A.D is the sister of Mel & Ash's, CEO Dawn McMahan. Melanie passed away in 2011 a victim of domestic violence. Their story on how they came together really hit home for me. I grew up in a home with domestic violence. I thank God every day that my mother and our family were able to make it. I know the pain behind losing a sibling and I know the pain and trauma of domestic violence. It hurt to hear that Dawn's sister passed away due to domestic violence.
I never met Melanie but I know that she was one amazing woman. Look at all of the love she left with these women. It's amazing to see Dawn McMahan, Travonna Carter, Naiya DeLisle, Niki Cassero, Lloren Cook and Regina Dunn all come together out of love for her. To see them carrying on her legacy and changing the lives of many women.