The largest hatred to overcome is that of the self. I am so happy about the growth of natural hair. So many women of color who would have never considered embracing their curls have ditched the creamy crack to embrace their god given strands.
We are now working to program ourselves to embrace our god given attributes- but sometimes we slip and show we truly don’t value ourselves.
I haven’t had a positive few of The Talk especially many of the comments of Aisha and Sheryl. The panel was asked their opinion about Heidi Klum saving her sons’ afro hair after a trim. Sheryl Underwood used it as an opportunity to talks negatively about curly, nappy, beady hair – why would you want to save that?
I respect that Sheryl apologized for her inappropriate joke, however it shows a much larger issue.
Self hatred, especially among Black women and their kinky hair!
I have not hosted a musical Wednesday in a while.
In general, I am sooo tired of judgmental people. That is why I LOVE this jam Queen.
I like to twerk in the mirror, and dance all alone, sometimes late at night. I also think EVERYONE should have civil liberties like getting married.
Music should have meaning, and purpose…
I am loving how women are more empowered to be themselves, and step outside the box of suppose to.
What does the truth mean to you?
For me, the truth means finding an inner peace. Our event on April 20th, used natural hair as a vehicle to help others find their own inner peace through self acceptance.
Our intimate brunch started with networking, socializing and sharing stories of growth and transition.
Lots, Lots of Giveaways!
Special thanks to…
…gift boxes from My Sistahs Keeper
…gift bags by Adiva Naturals
…Black Earth Products loot bags filled with sample products
…The Rasta Group for tees, full size products and samples
…Dramas of a Bald Head Queen
Of course we gave away Kinnks Totes!
Very Special thanks, love and appreciation to our presenters!!
Our fabulous presenters dropped serious facts, opinion and knowledge to the Brown women in the room.
Angela Elizabeth shared The Scientific Truth About Hair.
Our bodies are made of millions of cells, and need to be nourished accordingly.
Kenyada was all about The Truth about being a Naturalista. She discussed the importance of staying grounded and being aware of “crutches” you may use to hide your insecurities. Your strongest hair is around your crown. Around your CROWN!
Nadira provided the last presentation discussing The Truth about hair products. liontress32 summed up Nadira’s product ingredients dos and donts nicely on her blog Whimsoulcal.
M Bistro served fabulous culinary expressions. I had cheesy Shrimp N Grits.
I definitely need to go back and have them again!
Forgive me, i have not been completely clear about the intentions for The Truth Brunch.
See, it does not matter WHY or WHEN you went natural. It does even matter if you hair labeled 4b, 9a, nappy, curly or kinnky. It doesn’t even matter how you style or rock your twist, or twa.
What IS important, is that going natural CAN be an internal transition.
The internal transition is an on-going process, but it starts with three basic acknowledgments.
Science of Hair – How does your diet effect your hair growth? Is there a magic product that will define my curl pattern? How is important is my hair type? Do I really need a stylist’s advice about my hair?
History of Hair – Why do we “go” natural, when is the way we are born? What did it mean 5, 30, or 100 years ago to be seen with tight coils? Does wearing a relaxer in 2013 mean you are trying to assimilate?
Embracing Your Hair – Did I go natural for myself or others? Did I go natural because i wanted (fill in the blanks) hair, and not my own?
On April 20th, the truth brunch is focusing on Acknowledgment #1. The truth about hair through facts. Facts from highly knowledgeable, Richmond based women who know their stuff!
Angela Elizabeth, Holistic Health Practitioner, Biologist, Herbalist, & Educator of the Holistic Sciences will discuss The Science of Hair.
Kenyada, is a Virginia licensed cosmetologist, instructor and blogger focusing on the care of natural hair will discuss The Truth About Being a Naturalista.
Oh yeah, and me Lady Kinnks, the facilitator.
Our goal is to provide a forum of facts to debunk myths. To get you back to self discovery through your own hair and history.
I am guilty of not staying on track with what is important about rocking my own natural crown. I have asked myself, “If only my hair…”
That is why it was so important for us to create a forum that takes us back to what is important. Internal growth. The truth is, we’re using hair as a subject – but it is much deeper than hair.
Thank you to for your emails, and messages – ticket sales have been extended until Wednesday 4/17/2013.
Peace, Love & Shea Butter