Congratulations, Ms. Zozibini Tunzi, our newly crowned Miss Universe 2019, representing South Africa. As strikingly beautiful as she is intelligent. Rock that natural hair, young Sister! I'm SO glad that I don't have to stop there. Just look at the flow of melanin right here! Since they all have names, let me raise my fist … Continue reading Queens, Be Crowned!
Okay. I'm trying this again. On my last blog, I chronicled my journey through cosmetology school, which was quite the adventure at age 45. Reading those posts again gave me the idea to turn it into a book. At least with this attempt, I'm not starting from scratch. The material is there; I just need … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2019
To those who grew up knowing your ethnic background and family lineage, don't ever take that for granted. Some of us have lived a long time with no such knowledge. In 1985, I was in my high-school French class when the white girl to my back-right whispered to me, "What are you?". I realize now … Continue reading Heritage – Part 1
I already did this on Facebook, so I may as well cover it here. Let's get our priorities straight, America. There are far more pressing issues to get upset about than Disney casting Halle Bailey as Ariel in the live-action version of The Little Mermaid. Having said that, this is an issue that I DO … Continue reading “Black Ariel”
The Natural Hair specialist in me could not wait to see this movie. It has been roughly ten years since I have unlearned to hate my hair the way God made it. I'm not alone: Black American women are conditioned as little girls to hate their own hair. Nappily Ever After reveals where and how … Continue reading NAPPILY EVER AFTER