Natural Expressions

Natural Expressions, the spot for Guest Bloggers
Are you a blogger/writer or just a regular person with another interesting Black hair experience or vision that has to do with natural hair?  This is your spot. Here is where you can have your say.
We welcome personal stories and guest blogs and we don’t discriminate. Whether you are a man or woman, white or black, if you have something to say about natural hair, that we feel the whole community will benefit from, we will feature you. We do ask that you write a piece of 400 words minimum in good grammer. You can also send us interesting tips at news at going-natural.com. 
For now enjoy the Natural Expressions of those who came before you.

Aleia writes

Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, mental exhaustion vs hyper-focused diligence

It’s taken me a long time to get these words together. Not because I didn’t know what to say, but because the rage behind them was so strong. It’s been about 2 weeks since Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain died by suicide. In the attention span of social media, that means it’s old news– ancient, forgotten, …

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Dorca Meyers the woman behind the Roc-A-Natural Hair Expo

Dorcas Meyers the woman behind the Roc-A-Natural Hair Expo

Natural hair expos are the drivers behind the natural hair movement, connecting businesses, stylists and aficionados. But who are these women, what moves them and how do they do it? In a new series we feature the fabulous women behind the these hair expos. This week: Meet Dorcas Meyers the woman behind the Roc-A-Natural Hair …

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Nappy in Hong Kong

Be warned that your “different-ness” will often single you out and will make you and instant celebrity in some places in the region. My travels around Asia have yielded some pretty funny situations that are primarily due to my skin colour. In Cambodia and Thailand, people pointed at me and yelled out “Obama!”

Mark Winston Griffith for Going-Natural

Kinky Brother

Tales of Hair, Manhood and Social Justice. When I was first asked to consider writing a column on hair from my perspective as a man and activist, I was ambivalent. C’mon. Hair? Okay, I admit that beyond the role it plays in style and fashion, hair is fertile ground for commentary. There are few places where black …

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Good hair and bad hair: the silent messages our children receive

A couple of weeks ago, I was at someone’s home talking with another woman who was also a guest. As we talked, my two sons were hovering around, quietly doing their usual Power Rangers imitation. My six year-old popped over to demonstrate some of his moves for me, and this woman, who happened to be …

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