Thank you Sponsors, thank you supporters! Thank you going-natural for the experience!
It has been a pleasure being part of the Miss Nappturality competition. I have been natural for 5 years and part of the competition for 10 weeks, and must say that I have grown in my appreciation for natural hair. Reading the 9 ladies essays and seeing their photos inspires me to continue to embrace natural beauty!
My favorite parts of the competition
-A chance to display the beauty in natural hair
-Free products!! (Thank you sponsors:)
-Being kept on my toes (Great submissions ladies!)
-A chance to work with great photographers and makeup artist
-Possibly inspiring others to GO NATURAL
Life has taught me that I will not be accepted for everything that I think, say, am or believe…My experiences have also taught me that I need to be ok with this. No matter what I pursue in life, I will come across doors that will not open to me. I have natural hair, I’m a woman, I’m black, I’m tall, I’m curvy, I’m intelligent yadayadayada…Depending on who I talk to- these can all be strikes against me, but I am learning to create my own mold rather than trying to fit into others. Either you fit or you don’t and that’s ok.
I came into the competition knowing that whether I win or lose, I will give it my all…The same is true in life. I know that what is meant for me is for me. As we approach 2010 I’d like to wish everyone reading this a happy day, week, month, year and life. Do your best and be blessed!
Keep in touch:) www.teeshaborum.com
**Special thanks to Photographers : Freddie Rankin (Challenges 1-4, 8), Cornelius Reb (Challenge 3, 5-6), Tony Smart (Challenge 6), Alan Luckey (Challenge 5), Brad Mitchell (Challenge 7)
Makeup Artist : Toneshia Cameron (challenge 2), Thomasina (Challenge 4)
Hair: LaJoyce Waajid (Challenge 6)