Posts by Alicia :
Teenagers are in a rough spot when it comes to personal decision making. On the cusp of adulthood though not yet of legal age, high schoolers have to contend with both peer and parental pressure of varying degrees. Often, having natural hair is at odds with other classmates, making the desire to wear their hair in its […]
To me The Afro signifies power and strength. With just a hint of militancy, it whispers to those who are listening, “I am free! And I am free to be me.”
Challenge 8 – Politics As Usual?
A current of change was rippling through America in the 60s. It was TV and technicolor; it was MLK and JFK; it was Civil Rights, anti-war and a time for the young to be engaged in politics. For African Americans specifically, it was the time to embrace what was natural to us: the Afro.
To me, the Afro represents the power and beauty of Africans. It is our hair in its full glory; unrestrained and beautiful. The Afro, like royalty, commands attention; it is our royal crown.
This challenge was so much fun! I've never really worn an afro before so I was really excited to try it out. I ran into some difficulties but I am very happy with how everything turned out!
Since February is Black History month why not celebrate our culture, heritage and nappy hair.
Feel Like Royalty When the challenge was presented to me, it was quite a surprise. I didn’t think we’d be producing ads! I briefly reflected on my college days when in Communications 101 we had to create clever ads.
Growing up I’ve always been taught to treat my body with the utmost respect. So why shouldn’t my hair be included?
Pillow Talk; Now I’m a Believer Does your pillow talk to you? If so, what is it saying? Is it saying, “I’ll rob you of your moister?“ or “Lay your head on my pillow and just relax?“
I received a pink satin pillowcase to experiment with for the Miss. NP challenge number two. It arrived among a variety of accessories during the week, but not before being intercepted by someone who thought the package was a pair of shoes they ordered from eBay. I originally thought that we would receive some Eden […]
Here a little story about my experience with that good ol’ satin pillow