Listen to “I Don’t Care If You Listen – Episode 6”

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We Show Love Around Hair: Grand Rapids Area Natural Hair Meet-Ups & Related Events: Sept. 14-27, 2018

Hey, hey now. Thank you for stopping by my blog. There are some spectacular events coming up that my Sistah Queens should not miss. I promise you will not be be disappointed. HAIR Is Where You’ll Find the Love Today It’s my Anniversary. Shout out to my husband of 13 years. Cheers to us! We’re celebrating all weekend at an undisclosed location. I love you Deon. We both need this time away from the world. Let’s wild out. Pitch Competition sponsored by Michigan Good Food…

Hair Is the Truth When It Comes To Mental Health Treatment and the Black Community

Black people are one of the least likely groups of Americans to get professional mental health services but remain some of the most resilient people in the world. I’ve been trying to figure out how it happens my entire life. Generations of oppression, racism, poverty and community violence should have wiped our community out centuries ago. Yet here we are alive and well in 2018, just to realize that the hate and injustice toward our community is still as strong as ever. The stereotypes of…

We Show Love Around Hair: Grand Rapids Area Natural Hair Meet-Ups & Related Events: 8/27/18 – 9/9/18

My curlfriends in Grand Rapids enjoyed my article about natural hair events so much that I’m going to make it a feature. You can come here every other week to learn about natural hair meetups and related events. If you have events that you would like me to share, please contact me at msleonica@dalovelee1.com. HAIR Is Where You’ll Find the Love Today Monday Night Jazz In the Park is going on downtown in Ah-Nab-Awen Park. This week’s performers are Kathy Lamar and friends. The music…

New Podcast Alert: I Don’t Care If You Listen!!!

Remember when Prince said “Tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999”? Been there, did that. I was with my homegirl, my sister from another mister, and one of my closest friends Shalini. We had a blast, got it on. It was lit. We go way back and are able to challenge and encourage one another. As you can see from the picture we are gorgeous women (if I do say so myself), but we are sooooo much more than your basic party girls. We both…

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…

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…

5 Must-Have Products To Keep Your Natural Hair Moisturized All Summer

I have an addiction to anything related to natural hair. I also enjoy engaging in retail therapy. You combine those two interests and you get a product junkie. I absolutely love writing about my experiences with the various products I try so my readers can learn to love their natural hair. Today I’m going to tell you about five of the products that will make your natural hair journey flawless all summer. Slap Cap by Grace Eleyae: The first product I recommend is a fancy…

A Gift to My Followers

Thank you for continuing to follow me. I apologize for being MIA the last few months. Here’s a 10% coupon so you can order products from The Mane Choice. You know that’s one of my favorite product lines and this is exclusively for my followers. Click here to shop. Thanks for accepting my apology. I’ll talk to you soon. 😘

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…