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…

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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…

Curl Friend Feature – Mrs. Sirmara Pierce, BSN, RN

Women’s health is of utmost importance especially in the black community. There are so many health disparities that black women have to deal with that ot shohld be comsidered a state of emergency. That’s why I’m proud of my Curl Friend Sirmara Pierce for organizing a community health fair in my hometown, Battle Creek MI. I was a very nice event, one of the nices health fairs I’ve ever attended. Sirmara and I went to school together from kindergarten through high school. She was always…