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April 24, 2014

Omisade is Naturally Glam and Gray

Omisade writes: 

As an "OG", Original Goddess, naturalista, I will celebrate 19 years natural this upcoming summer. I am a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend and a social justice dragon slayer.

I gave birth at 25 and 41---the first time as a single woman and the second time as a married woman who now finds herself single again. My eldest son is a senior at Howard University and my baby boy just started kindergarten this past school year. I have, in fact, 2 “baby daddies” who bust every stereotype known to man about Black men who don’t love, protect and cherish their children. They show up for my children and me in the most powerfully respectful and loving ways. They show up choosing to recognize that what didn't work for “us” in a romantic partnered way, was still fated before our arrival this lifetime to produce two of the most amazing human beings we know and therefore dictate an “all in” mentality.

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April 24, 2014

What Feels So Good That It's Embarrassing to Admit?

by GG Renee of AllTheManyLayers

"We have been raised to fear the 'yes' within ourselves, our deepest cravings."
- Audre Lorde

What are you passionate about? What moves you to tears or to cry out or to dance?

What makes you lose your cool? If you're not willing to go there, how will you know what really matters to you?

How will you find your brilliance?

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April 24, 2014

Rebecca Is Naturally Glam!

Were you a slow transitioner or a Big Chopper & why? (tell us your natural hair journey)
I had been blow drying/flat ironing my hair straight for 15-20 years.  In 2011, on a sightseeing trip to Rome, we were on the go from 7am to 7pm, so there was no time for blow drying or flat ironing!  I just wore my hair in its natural state for a week (it was much shorter then).  I liked it so much that when I got home I just kept it that way; it hasn’t been straightened in over 2 years!

Had you always embraced your texture?
Unfortunately, no.

April 23, 2014

A New Category of Hair Care Products, And Why I'm Not Impressed. (Beware the 'Smoothing' Treatment)

by Susan Walker of DrWalkerWellness

What began as a curious investigation into a technique and system many naturals are using to style their hair ended in anger and frustration and a revelation that as naturals, some of us a don’t feel as though our specific hair texture is “good” enough.

I’m going to preface this post by saying that my own personal bias is woven throughout because of my own personal hair journey and the thoughts, feelings and perceptions of beautiful natural hair I’ve had to fight through when it comes to my hair, to get to the place I’m at right now. It’s candid and to the point. And it may offend. You can stop here or continue to read on.

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April 23, 2014

Teach Your Daughter to Care for Her Natural Hair

By Shaunic of Brown Girls Hair

Every little girl loves to play in Mommy's clothes, shoes, and jewelry. She loves to watch Mom put on her make up and comb her hair. She's looking at you dreaming of the day when she will be able to do it too!

We all know that our children learn best by watching what we do, not what we say. The first step to teaching your daughter how to care for her hair is to establish good hair habits with your hair first. She's always watching you, even when you aren't paying attention.

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