Vintage Black Women

I love looking at old photos of black women, they had such style and grace!                                                                                    […]

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In the Company of Fellow Naturalistas

The Natural Hair Movement is live, televised on YouTube and gaining momentum.  I recently had the wonderful opportunity to attend my first Natural Hair Meetup with some fellow Naturalistas at Shashamane Bar & Grill in Oakland, CA. I have long wanted to connect with other women who, like me have embarked on a journey of […]

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Blackberry Lipstick Please!

A dark-skinned woman with full lips has to wear the right shade of lipstick or she looks foolish.  My brown skin (with reddish tones) and dark heart-shaped lips limit my range of wearable colors to rich berries, bronzes and chocolates.  I can’t sport a true read, or all you will see is lips. Now don’t get […]

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Evolution of the Naturalista

Some may call the emergence of the Naturalista a revolution but I call it evolution.  Revolutions are typically associated with sudden and drastic changes in ideas and methods, whereas when one evolves she becomes closer to her unique self.  The Naturalista is someone who loves and appreciates the coil, texture and twist of her hair […]

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Why Her? A Case of Breast Cancer

A white scarf studded with beads is wrapped around her head, hiding her not so secret, secret.  Though new life is finally springing up to replace the lush strands of hair that have long fallen out, she stills prefers to keep her head covered. She looks tired, weary and impatient.  She is ready to move […]

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“Sister Citizen” – Exploring Black Womanhood and Calling Out Stereotypes

This was an interesting article that addresses some problematic issues we face as black women in this country.  I am putting Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America by Melissa Harris-Perry on my to read list and will do a follow-up post about the book.  http://www3.atlantapost.com/2011/09/28/ain%e2%80%99t-i-a-woman-melissa-harris-perry-explores-black-womanhood-in-%e2%80%9csister-citizen%e2%80%9d/

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