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Isn’t he handsome?
Allow me to Introduce myself, my name is:
Nicole. I’m 20 years old from Dallas, TX. I’m about to be a junior in college.
Have you always been natural? If not when and why did you decide to transition?
Sadly, I have not always been natural. 😦 I got my first relaxer when I was six years old. From that point on, relaxers became a part of my normal life. I made trips to the salon just about every six weeks to get more of that creamy crack saturated on my suffering hair follicles.
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In the Ivory Coast, a fairly new group of woman meet every two months in the capital of Abidjan. The group calls itself “Nappys de Babi,” and the 2,400 odd members share tips on how to maintain their natural hair.
The main goal of “Nappys de Babi” – which is a combination of “natural,” “happy,” and Abidjan’s nickname – is to convince black women to forgo relaxers, extensions, and wigs. However, most of the women haven’t worn natural hair since their teenage years.. Read more from Clutch Magazine >>here<<
Monday 27th May 2013
6.30pm – 11.00pm
KICKIN’ IT WITH THE KINKS first anniversay is here! Head down to The Ritzy cinema on this special night to view a premiere screening and indulge in a journey of self-discovery. An evening for you to sip, mingle and learn to embrace your very own identity. More Information
10 positive affirmations taken from incredible women. Develop a positive mindset by reading over one of these points daily, see if you notice the change 😉
1. The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
~ Oprah Winfrey
2. You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from and how you can still come out of it
~ Maya Angelou
3. Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. We need to live the best that’s in us.
~ Angela Bassett
4. Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.
~ Maya Angelou
5. Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
~ Wilma Rudolph
6. Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.
~ Susan L. Taylor
7. You are the designer of your destiny; you are the author of your story.
~ Lisa Nichols
8. Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go—purge yourself . . . If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity and your true self comes out.
~ Tina Turner
9. It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts.
~ Ella Fitzgerald
10. Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.
~ Oprah Winfrey
Say yes to life!
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt,
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells,
Pumping in my living room.
Isn’t it crazy since how many years, black women have been told they should relax or wear extensions to be seen as beautiful? It is! Even in 2013, some judgements are still being made regarding unprocessed hair. Here is a list of some of the most common ideas & stereotypes towards kinky hair:
Belief #1: Natural hair is not beautiful
Belief #2: You can’t comb natural hair; it’s too coarse and dry
Belief #3: Kinky hair doesn’t grow (Lies!!!)