While enjoying the colorful happenings at African Festival at the Commedore Barry Park in Brooklyn, I saw this striking Afro passing by. As a passionate natural hair advocate I immediately approached Lurie to ask her if I could take her picture. Luckily the answer was yes.
In this 8th Challenge, it is apparent that these awesome contestants put in a considerable amount of effort, time and energy to meet this challenge. Unfortunately, none of the entries submitted sounded like a professional letter to an official. I think this is a case of perhaps over-thinking the challenge. I was expecting to read succinct letters to officials stating the case for natural hair. This I didn’t see, though I could see that an considerable amount of thought went into what was presented.
Therefore for the writing I am unable to choose a winner.
For the photos I can not decide between Teesha and Christina. For me it’s a tie between the two of them. They made an effort to think outside of the box.
Teesha, wowed us again with her creativity and the diversity in her photos.
Christina took the time to present herself professionally at a Supreme Court and she looked ready to battle and beautiful at the same time.
Did you know that hair straighteners such as relaxers cause scalp burns, scarring, alopecia, other forms of hair loss and male-patterned baldness in more than 60% of African-American women who use them regularly? This is a very serious matter, one which must be addressed in a way that cannot be pushed under the carpet and ignored. I am taking my case to the US Supreme Court. Read More “Making the Case for Natural Hair: The State of Black Hair v. FDA Approved Chemical Relaxers, et al.”
If you’d ask any kinky haired woman why she wouldn’t like to wear her hair short, chances are you will receive one or more of these reasons. Take a look and tell us honestly which one sounds most familiar?