Your beautiful textures, creative styles and vibrating energy made my exhibition absolutely outstanding and magnificent. So with a joyful heart I like to thank you for coming to BAD Hair Uprooted and helping me change perceptions by capturing and sharing your favorite natural hairstyles with your friends on social media.
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!
The 1st of July is Keti Koti Dei in Suriname, the day we celebrate the emancipation proclamation from 1863. In real life the enslaved people still had to work ten more years on the plantations before they were really let go but 1863 is still the official date in our history.
It was the first summer festival I accidently found when they were still on Fulton Street right in front of Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn. I will never forget it because that is where I saw India Arie live. Performing with her guitar on a small stage with happy people all around clapping […]
With the story of Rachel Dolezal still fresh in mind, a blond male with hair extensions on the corner of Flatbush and Hanson Ave in Brooklyn, caught my attention. Even though his braids weren’t as on point as the now former president of the NAACP Spokane chapter, I had to ask this young man about […]
Super exited to be invited by Aline Tacite, the power woman behind Boucles d’Ebene, I left for Paris to take part in the 10th anniversary celebration of this Natural Hair and Trade Show. It was a tremendous honor to be the only non-French speaker listed among Caribbean researchers and intellectuals who have been known for […]
I am so excited to be going to Paris! So much stuff still needs to get done but you can bet that I am working on it. Putting together an exhibition is a lot of work but it doesn’t take away from the excitement of going to Paris, to Boucles ‘d Ebene. Not only am I […]
My first professional natural hairstyle was created by Hairstylist Netu who specializes in flat twists. It was at a little hair expo in Brooklyn. As I was looking for styles for my book I was super exited to be a model for Netu and since she needed photos of her styles she sent me to […]
While I was thinkful for you filling out the survey for the new Going Natural Mall and working on the new America’s Next Natural Model site, I found out that Going Natural How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair ranks Nr. 1 on Amazon! So wonderful things I like to share with you and […]
When you enjoy nearly every second of a trip it is impossible to capture ALL your favorite moments. As far as I am concerned, being in Suriname was just one big happy moment. You got an idea if you’ve seen the photos of the opening of the BAD Hair Uprooted exhibition in Suriname now watch a few more […]
You may not have heard of her yet but it doesn’t matter. I am sure you soon will get to know more than just this woman’s name. You will learn what she does and what she stands for by watching her future documentary A Super Naptural Revolution.
It’s never fun to share bad news but I am glad that at least I also have great news to go along with it. So in the hope that you will be overjoyed for me and won’t hold the bad announcement against me, I will start sharing the latter first.
Maybe this will be disappointing to you because I certainly did not save lives but I did have an inspiring day and I hope your Martin Luther King Day was at least as fruitful. I went to the famous Apollo theater in Harlem where Brian Lehrer and the great Melissa Harris Perry hosted an Uptown Hall […]
Natural African hair has always been fascinating. The beautiful hairstyles of locks, braids and cornrows we see everywhere today are amazing. Just when you thought, you have seen it all you get another dazzling piece of creative hair art coming. The styling possibilities are endless and make you wonder about the roots. It makes you […]
The video of the song “Bullet” from the music group Koyeba sparked a buzz the minute it was posted then probably received the most views any artist from the small nation Suriname ever received in such little time.
Rather than solving racism, the goal of filmmaker Justin Simien, lauded as one of Variety’s “10 Directors to Watch”, was to start a conversation about race in the Obama era. Just the title has proven effectively enough to do just that but there is much more to the film. It’s clever, funny and provokes a […]
It’s been really tough for me watching the #WhyIStayed tweets and reading the responses. Just asking the question without implying that the victim is to blame seems impossible. However, in all honesty without wanting to judge, I admit to asking that question over and over and over again.