Tag Archives: Black Woman

Wednesday’s Word|Kinky Comes In All Races

Happy Hump Day To You!

When something worth sharing comes across my tweetdeck, I can’t help but to share it! This particular submission to a tumblr site, “How To Be Black” was particularly interesting to me because it was submitted by a white woman with “dirty-blonde fuzz” who wants kinky haired women to unite on the shared issue of hair bias.

Oh, No She Didn’t!

Bahama Mommas July 2012

Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to be taken on a weekend cruise for my birthday by my aunt. It was a great mini-get away. The boat stopped in Freeport Bahamas for the day and we went to Lucaya Beach.  I was LOVIN my bush that day and I let it hang out! I’d received many compliments from various people on the boat and I just knew my fro was #everything! So I’m hanging out with my aunt and her BFF, trying to intensify my tan when a woman walks up to us trying to sell us “island bracelets” (which I’m sure were made in China). She eyes my hair and says (her comments will be italicized):

Ode to the BIG CURLY FRO!

 

I love the Fro in general! It’s a beautiful halo that naturally adorns your head! You can pick it, spike it, mold it, shape it, and even curl it!  After your crown is perfect, accessorize it!

Enjoy the afrolicious eye candy!

I wondered how many people are so into ‘fros that they write about them…whaddya know!  People write poems about their love for their BAA (Big A$s Afro)!

My Afro Poem

I have an afro.

Balancing Natural Hair and Extracurriculars

In an earlier post, I posted information about a belly dance group, A Magi Belly Dance Company. I have been dancing with this group since at least 2009. Recently I was able to get a hold of some pictures from a wedding event we participated in called Weddings Around the World.  It was an event that hosted wedding vendors.  We performed as a part of the venue entertainment, as well as to advertise our Goddess Bridal Parties.  Goddess Bridal Parties are an alternative to the ordinary. Anywho, I was going through the pictures and looking at my hair. Again, I am 15 months into my transition, so my ends are still relaxed…I really wanted to know how well my hair held up during a performance.

Throwback Natural: Diana Ross

Today’s Throwback Natural is the SUPREME DIVA herself!  Diana Ross, born is an American singer and actress. Ross was lead singer of the Motown group The Supremes during the 1960s. After leaving the group in 1970, Ross began a solo career that included successful ventures into film and Broadway. She received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues (1972), for which she won a Golden Globe award. She won several American Music Awards, garnered twelve Grammy Award nominations, and won a Tony Award for her one-woman show, An Evening with Diana Ross, in 1977.

Celebrating 100 Years of Madame C.J. Walker!

Madam C.J. Walker was arguably the first self-made black woman millionaire.  She was an African-American businesswoman, hair care entrepreneur and philanthropist.  Her own hair loss (due to scalp disease) inspired her to experiment with developing shampoo and an ointment that contained sulfur to make her scalp healthier for hair growth.  She began with a mail order business that started in Denver and led her to establish her headquarters and build a factory in Indianapolis. She made her fortune by developing and marketing a hugely successful line of beauty and hair products for black women under the company she founded, Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company. The Guinness Book of Records cites Walker as the first woman to became a millionaire by her own achievements.