12.30.2019

A Nail Date with Courtney of Pussy Power


A creative women's collective effecting positive change. 


Video: IME Multimedia
Co-author: Kayla Cole


Courtney and I met on the scene in passing several times. More recently, we bumped shoulders after the Baby Keem concert and we set up a nail date. 


She is one of two founders of Pussy Power, a brand that seriously knows how to throw fun events. The day of our nail date, my team and I met her and her cats in her loft-style city apartment. She was a gracious host and poured us up a glass of wine as soon as we walked through the door. 

If you were talking to a complete stranger about Pussy Power, what would you say it is?
Pussy power is a women’s empowerment brand. We focus on community. 
What a bold name!
Oh yeah that is what we wanted it to be. We wanted it to spark a conversation. Like people hear the name pussy power not really knowing what it is and get curious to know more about it.

The brand started up five years ago and has since uplifted the Atlanta community by throwing events that allow fellow creatives to be free. 


Before:

Who are your kind of people?

Genuine people. I just like people that are authentically honest, not trying to be anything they’re not.

First thing that you notice in the opposite/same sex?
Honestly, I think that the first thing that I notice is their smile.

How did you meet the other members of pussy power?
Well me and Taylor are blood sisters. We came out of the same vagina...haha. Taylor actually founded Pussy Power, and I wish she could be here, but she just gave birth to a babygirl. We met the other members and we just clicked. We’ve been all over Mexico, Florida, Cali, and we did Texas for SXSW. Just best friends who work together, travel together...

Celebrity crush?
My celebrity crush has and always will be Shia LaBeouf. My boyfriend is gonna see this and be so mad, but I love that man. Yeah, that’s my celebrity crush.... and he can dress.

If you were a crayon what color would you be and why?
I’m the most indecisive person in the world. So I’d probably be one of those crayons with all the colors together. Just because I don’t know, I feel like I have different moods. So yeah all the colors.

What’s your favorite cereal?
Recently I’ve been kind of boring and I really love Cheerios. Growing up I wasn’t allowed Frosted Flakes so I would always go to other peoples houses and be excited.

What is your favorite movie?
I really loved Ferris Bueller's day off. It’s so good! 

Any favorite director or movie genre?
I like rom-coms. I actually love Christmas so I’ve been watching Christmas movies since September.

What is your sign?
I’m a Taurus through in and through out. May 9th! For my birthday we’re going to Greece. Me and the girls usually take a trip together. Typically we make it out to rolling loud. I just love festivals in general, because for one ticket you get so many artists. My favorite? I personally like A3C, because they typically include lots of women. It’s always a diverse lineup in a general sense, lots of genres, and I’m excited to see what it grows into.

What is your favorite animal?
I really like pigs. I’ve wanted one my whole life. I feel like I finally got one with Steve (her cat), she eats everything, but I really want a baby pig. I love horses. I’m not an equestrian, but I like riding horses every now and then.

Explain your most memorable dream.
Honestly, it’s weird. I have really weird dreams. I remember there was this one where I was at my grandparents house and I hear screaming in the backyard. I got outside and my sister are out there, and they’re in a popcorn swimming pool. It’s memorable, because I was like...what does this mean????

What keeps you up at night?
I’m extremely paranoid. So with my loved ones I’m the friend that’s like text me when you get home or send me your location if you’re going on a date.

What’s your favorite disney movie?
I’m gonna have to go for my ladies and say Cheetah Girls. I know the first album word for word. They made me the bad bitch I am today!

Waffles or pancakes?
I’m a waffle girl! A few years ago my grandpa made me some sweet potato waffles. Like candied yams, so tasty and so good.

Why did you live in Abu Dhabi for a while?
I moved out there because my parents had job opportunities out there and I tagged along. I want to travel the world, so I saw an opportunity and I took it. I was there six months and it was so beautiful. It was like an out of body experience the whole time.

Where else have you traveled?
I’ve been to Belgium. Italy, which I loved cause I love pasta. I stopped in Germany, because there was a travel advisory and my mom was paranoid.

Where do you wanna go next?
I want to go far east. I haven’t been anywhere in Asia.

What’s your favorite color? Favorite color to wear?
My favorite color my whole life has been pink. My favorite to wear is black, it’s so easy and you can look like you're doing so much without so much effort.

 After:




If you could recommend anyone to participate in a Nail Date with Kim Cao, who would it be?
I really want to say my sister, because I feel like she could definitely give a run-down on all things pussy power. We have a-lot of events planned for 2020. Lots of new merchandise and designs, new collaborations, and community projects.


In the midst of our conversation about Disney movies, we got caught up reminiscing the cinematic masterpiece that is The Cheetah Girls. Despite her naming me the Dorinda of the group present at the time (when I'm clearly Chanel), I look forward to working with Pussy Power in the near future. 



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