In the age of the internet, keeping up to date with what’s happening should seem to be so simple, but with so much information coming out every day you can easily look over some big stories happening now. As you might have guessed, a fair amount of my time is spent reading, absorbing and obsessing over articles I find and I don’t want you to miss a thing, so here are 7 stories I loved that are trending now!
South African students protest their school's rules on natural hair
We're no strangers to the words used to describe natural hair. Unkempt. Untidy. Unpresentable. Distracting. Just this month a Louisiana high school was lambasted for their arguably racist school policy stating that "hair styles that are extreme, distracting, or attention getting will not be permitted. No dreadlocks, cornrows, twists, mohawks and no jewelry will be worn in hair." Now, students at Pretoria Girls High in South Africa are protesting their school's stance on natural hair.Zulaikha Patel is a 13 year old student at Pretoria Girls High in South Africa, who told CNN "the issue of my hair has been a thing that's followed me my entire life, even in Primary I was told my hair is not natural, it's exotic, my Afro was not wanted or anything like that and then the issue followed me to High School." We've been following the protest, and not surprisingly our NaturallyCurly Facebook community has shared an outpouring of support.
Natural hair in Elle Canada
ELLE Canada is paying tribute to black hair in their September issue, featuring a collection of hairstyles including afro puffs, baby hair and braids. Their Beauty Director, Vanessa Craft, shared on Instagram that she has "wanted to do a shoot like this for a long, long time - a visual love letter to the girls I grew up with and the women we all have all become. Hair is such a hugely important part of our world and I wanted to celebrate it authentically. (P.S. I have worn every hairstyle in this shoot at some point in my life. Bantu knots is a personal fave)."