Nappies at NABJ
I saw so many journalists wearing natural and African-inspired hairstyles. The conference was crawling with nappy-headed newsmakers! It was more than I had ever seen at any conference in the 32-year history of the organization.
A Reader Takes Me to Task
Personally, I have no problem with anyone using the nappy word to describe the texture of my hair. That’s what it is. I don’t consider it a bad thing.
Introducing Natural InHairitance
While a principal focus of ANHA is to support the choice to wear natural and African-inspired hairstyles, our purpose goes so much deeper than hair.
Sandy's Position on her Transition, Part II
The instructions on boxes of chemical relaxers often say to wear gloves. That is because it contains chemicals that are caustic.
Mosetta's Musings about Imus and the other N-word
I’m not talking about the N-word that derogatorily refers to people of color. I mean the one that refers to a texture of hair. The word is "nappy."
Sandy’s Position on her Transition, Part I
The pros and cons of chemical relaxing is a touchy subject, especially in African-American circles where the ‘good-hair/bad hair’ myth unfortunately still exists.
Take Special Care With Braids
Dr. Ford says that one of the ways to avoid getting traction alopecia is to vary the braiding style to keep from placing stress on the same areas of the scalp. She also recommends going to experienced braiders.
These are people I consider role models for those who have been brainwashed to believe that nappiness is a curse and a liability. These role models are proof that having nappy hair does not block intelligence or the ability to succeed.
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