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 have careers, families and (wait for it)… Opinions. That’s right. We are very opinionated women.…

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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 exchange resources. It’s such an affirming experience to come to a place filled with warm…

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 theirs. It’s all a problem when I don’t share their opinion. That’s what makes me…

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 bonnet. I’ve damaged my hair several times by sleeping without anything to protect my tresses.…

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 #naturalhairfostercare and expressed an interest in supporting the movement. There were two other vendor tables…

Helpful and Affordable Natural Hair & Skin Products Children for Color In Foster Care #naturalhairfostercare

Times are hard for struggling parents involved in the child welfare system. Sometimes circumstances prevent children from remaining in their parents’ care. When this happens, parents have no time to prepare for the tragic upheaval. Children leave home with whatever they are wearing or can carry. Parents don’t have time to gather belongings for the children to take with them. The State (It doesn’t matter which of the 50. They all have a child welfare system.) has to quickly decide when it’s not safe for the child(ren) to be with their parents so pick up orders are carried out immediately.…

I’m More Than A Natural Hair Enthusiast, I’m Accountable

Last night flying home to my beautiful city, Grand Rapids, MI, all I could see is opportunity and possibilities. It’s time to fulfill my purpose and this site that I captured, this picture right here, is my confirmation. My husband wants me to be prepared for the doubters, the haters, and the blockers. I’m ready to go over, under, around and through all of them with undeniable and irrefutable evidence that systems need to be changed. Questions need to be answered.  Why are black parents 3 times as likely to be substantiated for abuse or neglect than white parents? Why…

Seven Steps to Keep Curly Hair Moisturized In the Winter

I have really enjoyed my hair the past few weeks. It seems like the cold weather is doing me some good. My curls have been so juicy lately, and I’ve received a ton of compliments on it too. You know I had a few people ask how I get these curls poppin’. Here’s the secret – H20. Water is key to hydrated tresses no matter what time of year. Well here’s how I include it in my daily hair routine. Spritz hair with water. I use tap water because that’s what comes out of the shower. Some people like distilled…