Last night I went to North Carolina State University’s campus to attend “From Root to Tip – A Discussion on African American Hair” sponsored by Women Empowering Society Together (W.E.S.T.), Campus Curls and Kinks, African Student Union, Zeta Phi Beta and NCSU Women’s Center. I was very interested in hearing what educated young women had to say about natural hair. Well, I was pleasantly surprised!!!
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Winter this year has been unbelievable! Record setting temps, snow fall, etc… The colder temperatures can and will leave our skin feeling like sand paper and looking like alligator hide if you don’t take care of it properly. What can you do besides slathering on ultra rich lotions and creams??? Your diet is your FIRST defense against dry, itchy, flaky skin!!! But here are some other lifestyle changes that should help make your skin supple and smooth.
As the year began, many of us made resolutions or goals for 2014…lose weight, start a business, have better relationships, etc. I know because I made them too. But I also made “hair goals” for myself…healthier and longer hair. So I decided that in order to have healthier, longer hair there were some things that I wanted and needed to do.
Recently, I attended the Gate City Naturals Lunch n’ Learn: Natural Hair Care meetup in Greensboro, NC whose special guest speaker was none other than Ashley Ellis aka FabEllis or Miss Fab Ellis to others. It was held at Em Creative Fitness and Wellness.
Tomorrow we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In school and in our homes, we all learned about what this visionary stood for…peace, justice and equality for very race of people. Today, I can appreciate the significance of his legacy more than ever.
I’m sitting here at work during my lunch break looking at some of my favorite blogs …reading breaking news, old news and news I wish they would have kept to themselves.
I started “blogging” because I thought I had something to say…something unique…something worthwhile and inspiring to add to the lives connected to me through social media. BUT I fizzled out…started…stopped…started again…stopped again. This year, I’m determined to be more consistent in everything that I do. This year, I’ve decided that things had to change, and that change begins with me.
Before being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, I thought I was pretty healthy. No major issues up to that point. I weighed 135 pounds, though in mind I was 125. Yeah, I’m side-eying myself. But I teetered between a size 4 and a size 6.
I sympathize with people who have eczema, psoriasis or any other condition that results in dry, itchy skin. While I don’t have those, I do have very dry skin and hair brought on by surgical menopause...having both of my ovaries and uterus removed.
Knowing that this site is PG-13, I want to be responsible about how I address this delicate subject without sounding crass, insensitive, gross or even embarrassing myself. That’s not me! However, I do want to be as open and truthful as I can about this important matter.
As I tell people I’m having a hot flash, they look at me like I’m crazy. I hear, “You’re not old enough to be flashing!” or “Do you know what you’re talking about!” Really??? As I wipe the sweat pouring down my face.