I’ve had the pleasure of sitting down with many curly celebs. And I, like you, find it interesting to learn about their routines, experiences, and struggles with being natural in the industry. Celebrities have a HUGE influence on so many people, but what about the real life, everyday natural hair rock stars? The principal at your daughter’s school, your Congresswoman, the CEO at your company, the valedictorian of your class, your family doctor… maybe even YOU! These people are in our communities, in our lives… in positions of leadership, and excellent role models for our children. Their stories, I’m sure, are inspiring and will help to motivate us all!
I’m looking to interview those that are ‘successful while natural’…curlies at the top of their game!
Send them to email@example.com using ‘SuperNatural Saturday’ as the subject line. Please include the nominee’s name and a reliable email address. Thanks!
sadly, I'm just a college student.
@Anonymous 12:20: I'm assuming successful would be defined in whatever terms you saw fit. Maybe this person is active in the community? Has started a successful business? Is a great foster mother to troubled kids? Just got a book published? You know, whatever.
I have some names; but I can't vouch that the emails would be accurate. I'll check
Hair post… I was really proud and (pleasantly) surprised about how many naturals were planning amazing things with their lives. Usually, we hear about the negative lifestyles/career that black people are faced with. This idea should most definitely encourage the black community (and me!) to keep on working hard and doing their best with their careers and lives.
And, it's always nice hearing about a naturalista in a professional job.
Hmmm are we defining "successful" as in terms of financial status or type of career or even social class?!?!
If not then this idea is fine but if you only want to highlight the lawyer with natural hair over the cleaning lady in the lawyer's office with natural hair then I don't agree!
of course you can!
can you nominate yourself? (really)
This is great!
thanks for the feedback ladies!
Great idea…..one question…..does it have to be a woman?
Excellent idea Nikki! Keep it up!
I am so happy to see you're doing this. I was planning to email to suggest we start having interviews with naturals in the workplace, so people can see that your hair is really not part of the equation when it comes to succeeding at what you do.