I Am Unteaching My Daughter All of the Double Standards I Taught Her About Slut Shaming

Being a mother is hard work, #thatisall. Well, not really all but that sentiment feels overwhelmingly true. I could say “being a parent” instead of mother, but I am a woman, so let’s be real about what I mean: Being a woman is hard and even though I was a…

The Day I Knew He Loved My Natural Hair

I’ve been married for 15 years (16 years now) and have two teenagers at home. I’m in a different place from many naturals out here who are running off to classes, raising babies or taking booty shots for Instagram.  I’m what many would call a mature natural or an older natural.…

Why are you natural?

This REALLY resonated with me. Let me explain.In my teenage years growing up in a small town where black people were the minority my top desire was to fit in. My skin colour was an obvious difference and I wasn’t able to change that. So what could I modify? My…

being natural and feeling polished

Photo courtesy of From A Wildflower As I look in the mirror I can’t help but think how badly I want to be her because she is me. Strange right?The reflection that I see in the mirror is of wild, untamed, tight curls, brown skin and a “what the hell”…

Could 2015 Be The Year Of Natural Hair Acceptance–For Everyone?

I hate to be so pissy on the start of a new year but as 2014 was pretty hectic for curlies, coilies and wavies, it is time to set the record straight on a few things. Curly hair is beautiful hair. Coily hair is beautiful hair. So is wavy and kinky and…

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