I think this is one of the most passionate and honest commencement speeches I’ve heard. A speech from the First Lady, from the heart, one everybody should see, hear or read. That’s why I posted the transcript here from the Whitehouse website.
Lady Rapunzel is almost a perfect example of how royal naturally locked African hair can look. Her incredibly long and beautiful dreadlocks turned heads at the BAM African Dance Festival in Brooklyn, New-York in 09 where this picture was taken.
Mrs. Venetiaan is the first First Lady of the Republic Suriname who wears her hair natural. She is admired for her loving, kind and inspiring spirit. I couldn’t resist asking her about her beautiful short natural. Needless to say I am very thankful that she agreed to cooperate. Read along and you’ll see why.
Ebony, Timolin and Nina – I felt like your submissions were the best this week. You provided clear instructions on my favorite style the twist-out. I also thought the “after” pictures were enjoyable within the Valentine’s spirit.
Nina: Nice touch including your sponsor products along with the needed supplies. Your dresses are sexy! I want them all! I love your positive words about inner confidence!
Timolin: I liked your set of pictures the most. I really enjoy the picture of your hair flowing, with the products close by. You did a fantastic job showcasing you, and the products. With slight adjustments to the products, I can see each one of your pictures as advertisements for Jamaican Mango & Lime! Excellent entry!
Nina: A Picture is worth a thousand words! I love your first four photos. When consumers consider a hair-product they are thinking about growth! The simple gesture of showing your hair length hit the nail on the head. Any successful marketing campaign sends a message like; “Buy me for healthy hair growth”. The use of props, and wardrobe are well calculated and executed well. Fabulous photos!
Munya I look at your photos and you remind me of a breath of fresh hair. You seem to exude a calm inner peace. My only qualm, is that I would have liked to see more head shots. This would’ve allowed the focus to be more on your head wrap and hair.
Raven You managed to showcase the feather headdress in a formal and casual look. This is very helpful to consumers! This week, and last I enjoy your pictures because you provide versatility, while bringing your personality to every shot.
After Lady Kinnks took the step to go natural, she felt liberated, but lost. Along her journey, she had the help of friends, books, products, and trial and error..
An in-depth interview with the woman who invented Sisterlocks: JoAnn Cornwell