Archive | April 2012

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Self-esteem and Black girls

In the spirit of my blog on self-esteem last week, I am posting a link about The Beautiful Project, a program that uses photography and workshops to build self-esteem in Black girls. After her mother’s death, photographer Jamaica Gilmer interviewed the women in her family about the times they struggled with identity and how they developed their […]

Just the way I am

I have been growing my locs now for almost five years. I get comments on them from time to time, and when I do, I’m always reminded of how they came to be. I have been natural since I was about 20, almost 13 years ago (wow). And I’ve always thought locs were beautiful, but […]

The Mom Factor

During my second pregnancy I went through a period of high anxiety. “Oh my GOD, what have I done?! I can’t believe I’m pregnant! Am I ready to do this all over again? I’m not that great of a mom to the one I already have and now I gotta prove myself to TWO?! I shouldn’t […]