Hella Insecure: A Discussion About Relationships, Media, and Advertising

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How do social media and advertising influence millennial relationships? This is an age-old question we’ll be dissecting during Hella Insecure, an event hosted by a series of panelists representing people of color, the LBGT+ community, and more. Get ready for an evening filled with thought-provoking questions, insightful conversations, and a happy hour brought to you by Ad 2 DC. Register for free below!


Read up on the panelists for Hella Insecure:



  • Xina Eiland, President of X+PR and Moderator of Hella Insecure​​


Xina Eiland_moderator


​​Xina Eiland, President and CEO of X+PR, is a visionary leader and recognized authority in multicultural communications and digital media. Xina brings a wealth of experience to clients, helping them effectively connect with diverse and hard to reach populations. Her dedication and tenacity, complemented by energy and drive, have earned her a well-deserved reputation as an innovator who gets the best results.




  • Aaron Abernathy, Songwriter​​


Aaron Abernathy


Aaron Abernathy is a rising pianist/singer with a style rooted in gospel and the organic, acoustic soul of the early 70s. Frequent collaborator of hip-hop artist Black Milk, Abernathy has created a stir with his latest solo album, Dialogue. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Abernathy comes from a long line of historical pioneers including Civil Rights leader Rev. Ralph David Abernathy.




  • Mercy Chikowore, Communications Pro + Advocate for Women and Girls


Mercy Chikowore_panelist


Mercy Chikowore is a dynamic storyteller and Public Relations nerd with a passion to change the world. With over a decade of experience creating communications strategies for nonprofit, entertainment and private sector clients, Mercy has secured an impressive portfolio of local and national media placements. Mercy has landed clients in the Associated Press, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Root, Business Insider, and more.




  • Krysten Copeland, Founder & Chief Strategist of KC & Co Communications 


Krysten Copeland


Krysten Copeland is the founder of KC & Co Communications, a communications firm that provides strategic digital and public relations support for clients in tech, real estate, and lifestyle spaces. Across her career, she has led and supported strategic digital marketing and PR efforts for clients which include Ryan Homes, HGTV (talent-side), National Harbor, GE Appliances, local food festival Taste of DC and more.




  • Shaiday Dancy, Social Media Specialist at M-NCPPC Parks and Recreation​


Shaiday Dancy


Shaiday Dancy is 23-year-old creative cultivator. Owning her versatility as a dancer, visual artist, social media guru, and creative media specialist she has intertwined all of her talents and skills into her own brand, Sunflxw Artistry. With this, her mission is to shed Light and spread Love throughout her community with dance, videography, photography, and other avenues of her creativity.




When: Tuesday, February 12th 2019 // 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Where: Smith Public Trust // 3514 12th St NE // Washington, DC 20017

Metro: Brookland-CUA // Red Line

Parking: Street and area garages

Cost: Free to register, cash bar

Contact: chair@ad2dc.org



February 12th, 2019 6:00 PM   through   8:00 PM

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