The story behind the video of the Moroccan dress that went viral is truly a red line in my life. Going natural, publishing the book and developing my website Going-Natural.com, literally brought me places. Not only was my message well received, it created unimaginable opportunities and allowed me to travel places I may have otherwise never […]
Crinkles & Curls – My blog
Crinkles & Curls Blog by Mireille
A blog by Mireille Liong, author of Going Natural, How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair
As a Social Entrepreneur with an analytical mind that was conditioned to approach matters mathematically, I couldn’t help but dig deeper to find out why Natural Hair ever became an issue in the first place.
So Crinkles and Curls is my personal blog where I like to go beyond the surface and connect the dots between Black Hair, history and society.
Inspired by Marcus Garvey’s famous saying “Remove the crinkles from your brain, not from your hair”, I hope to straighten out some persuasive notions and change the stereotypical mindset about African hair.
On a lighter note, I also like to share the experience of living in Bedstuy Brooklyn, traveling abroad and random basic stuff that keep life fascinating. Enjoy!
Update: We found the dress and you can order it at: https://whatnaturalslove.com/collections/moroccan-magic-dress-collection. Can you help us find this versatile floating dress? It was filmed at the International African Arts Festival in 2012. Do you know the vendor and can you send us her info?
Meet Phillip Gavin, posting his casual loc bun in the private Natural Hair facebook group got him nearly 3k likes, a host of comments including three marriage proposals. The ATT technician from queens shares his loc-story.
On Sunday February 19, I had the opportunity to present my book Bad Hair Uprooted at Nicholas Brooklyn, a cozy Black owned store on Fulton street that sells natural health, wellness and artsy products, supporting many small businesses in the community.
It is indeed time to rejoice. After the struggle to allow cornrows and twists in the army, the ban on dreadlocks is now also finally lifted. I can only imagine what it must have been like for women like Staff Sgt. Chaunsey Logan of Fort Stewart in Georgia.
First question I usually get when I answer that I am from Suriname is “Where is that?”. Most people guess Africa but Suriname is not on the African continent. It’s the only Dutch speaking country in South America, next to Guyana, in the middle of the Guyana’s, on top of Brazil.
When Sabine Bellevue from Sabine’s Hallway Natural hair Salon told me how she was going to start the new year, I was immediately fired up. Miss marathon trailblazer was about to start the new year of course, running!
Started with Kroeshaar.com, the publication of Going Natural; How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair, and Going-Natural.com, my ultimate goal is to help change the perception of natural hair. Changing society’s perception of Natural Hair to a more realistic one will not only lead to healthier Black women’s scalps, it will also give us […]
It’s been a rocky, rocky year. Trump, Brexit, Racism’s ugly head, not just in America but as we’ve seen also in the Netherlands with the Black Pete issue (see My story of Thanksgiving this 2016) and on a personal note My sister’s transition. Now more than ever, we should plan for a better 2017. So […]
Invited by my former teacher Cynthia Mc Leod, researcher, accomplished author and UC Regents Professor at Berkeley, I headed to 1st ave in Manhattan to see The Ark of Return, the Permanent Memorial to Honour the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade at the United Nations.
2016 isn’t even over yet but people have been complaining ever since Prince’ passing that this was a trying year. The election results didn’t seem to have made things any better. So what do we do? The holidays are here. Do we really have something, anything to be thankful for or can you just skip […]
My sweet sister Tineke Liong-A-Kong made her transition on September 1st, after a sickbed of 46 days. The day after her 50th birthday which she celebrated big time, she got a third and fatal stroke.
Thanks to Going Natural Hair Care, I had the honor to present Sabi Wiri, a weekend in which Bad hair was uprooted, the beauty of natural hairstyles was highlighted and natural hair care was key.
Before Formation the new video of Beyonce took over and #blackhistorymonth was trending for almost a week these were the top 3 videos I tremendously enjoyed.
With the goal to hit the ground running, I started the new year with the master cleanse to detox my system. The ten days without food were mainly motivated to make room for a healthy fresh start but there was also more to it than that.
Greetings! Let me start by apologizing for the glitch that happened just after the last newsletter was sent. I am glad to tell you that we’ve overcome the last bump and that the site will be steady for a long time to come. Now please allow me to reminisce before I get to my wish […]