Author name: Alice Merelus

Miss NP #6: The Finale – Celebrate Your Authentic Self

I am Christina Ghansiwiyie Dzenyuy, better known as Miss NP #6, and I hail from the second smallest state in the United States of America, located in the northeastern region of the country, otherwise known as Connecticut, the insurance capital of the world.  I entered the America’s Next Natural Model contest at the encouragement of …

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Miss NP Challenge 8: Make the Case for Natural Hair

Making the Case for Natural Hair: The State of Black Hair v. FDA Approved Chemical Relaxers, et al.

Did you know that hair straighteners such as relaxers cause scalp burns, scarring, alopecia, other forms of hair loss and male-patterned baldness in more than 60% of African-American women who use them regularly?  This is a very serious matter, one which must be addressed in a way that cannot be pushed under the carpet and …

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