Tag Archives: Inspiration

Wednesday’s Word | Stay Inspired!

Have you found yourself in a life rut? Check out these 12 Tips on Staying Inspired!

Women are a special group of people! Most tend to take care of everyone around them, with the exception of themselves! Don’t forget to take the time out for you! I hope this these tips inspire you in one way or another to do just that!

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.

Kathleen Cleaver | “Why We Wear Our Hair Like This”

“We were born like this, but they want wigs like this!”

She so succinctly explained how colorism, western standards of beauty, and racism have affected the black community.  Black is indeed beautiful! Spread the word!

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Wednesday’s Word | 5 Ways to Eliminate Self Doubt

When it comes to physical and mainstream images of beauty, it’s easy for self doubt to creep into one’s mind. I think most of us go wrong by comparing our own unique and intrinsic beauty to that of others.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve doubted myself or a decision I’ve made.  I’ve had to learn to trust myself and the wisdom I’ve gained through experience, and then to forgive myself if things don’t go as planned.

4 years post-relaxer, one thing I’ve never doubted was my decision to return to my natural texture.

Wednesday’s Word | I Love Myself When

ZoraI love myself when I have done something to help to make someone else’s life easier!

Self-love isn’t arrogant; it’s recognition of your worth, validated by none other than you! Learning to love myself, recognize my flaws, and making a choice to work to improve those flaws has been difficult but personally rewarding!

Natural Icon Throwback | Melba Tolliver

Melba Tolliver

In 1971 Melba Tolliver, a WABC-TV correspondent, made national headlines when she wore an afro while covering the wedding of Tricia Nixon Cox, daughter of President Richard Nixon. The station threatened to take Tolliver off of the air until the story caught national attention. Read More about this trailblazer here.

I pinned this on my Natural Hairspiration board on Pinterest, but thought it worthy of being posted here.

Natural Hair & Beauty Expo 2013: Re-Cap | Part II

FroHawkIn the last post, I spoke about participating in the Natural Hair & Beauty Expo; general information regarding the event vendors and about the event. Today, I’ll chronicle my personal experiences and thoughts about the road leading up to the event.

As a participant in the hair show, we agreed to have our hair styled by students at the Orlando Beauty Institute. We were informed that the stylists were senior students and had been used in the previous year’s event. Hearing that made me a bit more comfortable with the fact that foreign hands would be handling my hair. I showed up at the school in order to have a ‘consultation’ and to be notified which stylist (we’ll call her Nicole) would being doing my hair. Nicole and I decided that we’d do an updo or frohawk, and made our appointment for 3:15 on Friday.