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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.

Did the Surgeon General get it wrong?

Mary Mitchell of the Chicago Sun-Times believes so! Earlier in the week, I posted an article where the Surgeon General, Regina M. Benjamin, attributed the lack of exercise among black women to them being more concerned with protecting their hairstyles. Mitchell says “that some of it has do with socialization, while for others it boils down to economics”.

Check out The Root for the rest of the story.

Surgeon General: Women Choose beauty over health

That’s right ladies!

“Surgeon general Regina M. Benjamin recently warned attendees of the Bronner Bros. International Hair Show in Atlanta, Georgia that women who skip exercising in order to protect their hairstyles should focus more on their health.” According to the Surgeon General, “on average women spend way more on beauty products than health care: $540 a month on hair products, make-up, and fake tanners, compared to $360 on their physical well-being.”
Read more here

Extra Curriculars

Everyone could use an extra curricular activity or two. What are yours?

Check this group out!

A MAGI Temple, School of Belly Dance Ethnic Dances & World Beat, run by the lovely and vivacious Melanie LaJoie in Orlando FL, is an amazing place for women of all shapes, sizes, colors, etc, to work out, socialize, and enjoy a good time!

A MAGI books their professional soloists and troupes for:

  • Area Theme Parks
  • Conventions
  • Special Events
  • Restaurants
  • Festivals
  • Fairs
  • Charity Events & more