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Motivated to Love by MLK

Read the best motivational quotes by MLK that we should all aspire to live up to. Let’s remember the point of this holiday and proceed with love and respect.

Why Halle Berry’s Lawsuit Over Her Daugher’s Hair Isn’t Crazy

When I first read the headlines that Halle Berry took her ex, Gabriel Aubry, to court over her daughter’s hair three weeks ago, I immediately dismissed it as attention-seeking, celebrity nonsense.  However, when I read the article and the complaints hurled at Gabriel for trying to white wash their daughter’s image, my interest was piqued.

Culture Shock

#Blogging 101 Assignement: Be Inspired By the Community – write a post that builds on one of the comments you left. I’m actually catching up on assignments, so today, I left a comment on Habit Your Day’s blog regarding developing a habit of understanding different cultures and I applaud her efforts. This post resonated with me particularly because I am a girl whose ethnic make up is diverse (therefore, I find it incredibly difficult to favor any one race or culture).  I’m also an individual who has lived in and traveled to over thirteen countries before the age of ten. I became the “professional new kid”–always having to learn about culture in context, and needing to make friends fast.  There was almost nothing that you could say to insult me, because in my ever growing need for cultural understanding, I just assumed there was something I misunderstood.  I’m sure that made for puzzling encounters once people who actually intended to insult me realized that I hadn’t digested their affront as such.  On the bright side, …

Lupita & Elmo Talk About Skin

Another reason why I love this girl!  Lupita Nyong’o is doing the most in promoting natural hair and loving oneself.   Such a burden shouldn’t fall on one set of shoulders, but if it had to, I’m certainly glad it was hers! And kudos to Sesame Street for stepping in the right direction.  Not only in this instance, but also in its previous attempt of promoting self love for African American hair.   Well done to all.  Keep the love flowing! Peace, Love, and Live Life Full, P.A.

Is Transitioning A Waste of Time?

I joined Blogging University 101 and Writing 101 this month and the first challenge in Writing 101 is a stream of consciousness exercise. As I’m sitting here letting my thoughts flow regarding what I want to write about for this challenge, I remembered how someone mentioned to me once that it was a complete waste of time to transition to natural hair—one should just big chop.