We Show Love Around Hair: Grand Rapids Area Natural Hair Meet-Ups & Related Events

Hair in GR, we show made love for our curlfriends. A few Sundays ago, I had the pleasure of having brunch with an incredible group of ladies. It was a brunch held by the Women of Color Creatives (WOC Creatives). It was hosted by aestheticism and make-up artist, Janiece Hughuley, the owner Studio 824 Beauty Lounge. We weren’t meeting about a hair-related issue but I could help but to crush on everybody’s hair. I love when Sistah Queens get together to encourage one another and…

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An Angry Black Woman’s Poem – Part 1

Hell yeah, I’m an angry black woman. That’s their story and I’m sticking to it. I’m angry. Somebody is always telling me how to be me! You’re too aggressive. You’re intimidating. You’re unapproachable. That’s what they tell me. It’s all good when I’m happy with smiles. But as soon as they disagree with my argument… They attack my character. Everything associated with me becomes negative, My tone of voice, my fluid body movements, my facial expressions; It’s all a problem because my energy doesn’t match…

Thank You Entreprenurial Gold ~ #naturalhairfostercare

Grand Rapids has a number of media outlets that keep the people “woke”. I recently had the pleasure of attending a ¬†Entrepreneurial Gold live podcast. Entrepreneurial Gold gives the community an opportunity to network and promote its businesses and initiatives. This was an elegant event held at Brush Studios downtown. I was there to educate the attendees about #naturalhairfostercare. It was a great opportunity to network and find out some cool things that is going in Grand Rapids. The community truly understood the need for…

Black Folks Need To Acknowledge that Mental Health Care Is Important

Angry Black Woman Syndrome. Resting Bitch Face. Stuck up. Stank ass hoe. Bougie THOT. These are terms commonly used to describe many sistahs with undiagnosed mental health needs. Angry. Aggressive. Violent. Low down dirty dog. Triffling ass ninja. Weak. These are terms used to describe brothas who may have a mental illness. Hyper. Bad ass. A lil special. These are the terms we use when we talk about our children with mental concerns. We are quick to label unfamiliar or disturbing behavior in our community.…