#Selma50 | I was there 3

“I missed it 1965 but made it in 2015.” That tag line was on banners and tees throughout the city of Selma. I’m so glad I made it!    To hear him speak was simply amazing! The feeling of history surely engulfed me as soon as I stepped into downtown Selma and again in Montgomery. To […]



Pro-accountability, not anti-police

 It’s been said that protesters of this generation lack guidance, that we need a main leader, like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many elders, on the outside looking in, are attempting to share their views of how this should work and what we should do. The thoughts of many “millennial protesters,” however, is that […]

This is not yo grandma’s movement

*reuploaded* As we enter the final days of the Grand Jury meetings, so many thoughts are running through my mind; many of which I express regularly. Recently I’ve come across messages that I feel like putting my stamp of approval on. The words mirror so much of what I’m thinking, it’s as if I said […]



Reflections of a trained protestor

*candles lit, playing Erykah Badu’s Soldier* I just felt like prefacing with that statement because that’s my current state… The indictment, or lack there of, time has come. My city is in preparation mode. But it’s preparation for the unknown. We all assume we know the outcome but we can’t know how our fellow man […]

Show me what democracy looks like

As I get ready to get a whopping 2 hours of sleep, I realized I lost a few followers on social media this weekend. Guess I was blasting too much #FERGUSONOCTOBER on their timeline. Oh well. (Read my comeback blog post from 10/9/14 here.) Photo credit: Koran Addo This is something that affects us all. […]



#FergusonOctober 1

Thank you to those who noticed I took a hiatus from blogging. I mentioned it in my last few blog posts from August. Many are still rockin’ with me on Facebook, The Twittah, and Instagram – all of which I regularly update. Though I’m not ready to come back – because there’s something about blogging […]

Courage will not skip this generation

Let me start by slipping this under your door… I don’t at all believe St. Louis is the only place with numbers out of balance as this, but because I live here and have noticed it for myself, I find it meaningful. Romans 4:21 “Being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to […]


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The other side of #Ferguson

It was a calm, yet unified feeling today while standing outside 222 Ferguson Rd. What’s at that address you ask? A very nice fire station and they’re in the process of fixing up the police station next door. This area is managing to remain free from the vast majority of foot traffic, trash, loud noises (besides those […]

The day #Ferguson changed the conversation 6

Life has changed for so many.  Yes, this can happen anywhere. But I can currently only speak on what I’m experiencing in my city on the tenth day of injustice.  Also read “Courage will not skip this generation” and “The other side of Ferguson“.     At the heart of this situation is the Brown family whom no […]



Get Your Twists to Act Right 4

[youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDPJHmGtqWc’] Hair products used: -Ouidad Curl Co wash -VO5 Herbal Escapes clarifying conditioner -TGIN Triple Moisture Replenishing Conditioner (http://www.thankgodimnatural.com/) -SheaMoisture shea butter Extra Moisture Detangler -TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer (http://www.thankgodimnatural.com/) I am not suggesting you use these products necessarily, just sharing what was used for this twist out. However, all products left my hair […]

Flyy Apparel

“Wow! Half of the year is already behind us and 2014 has been amazing for FLYY Apparel. Just nine short months ago I was at the Howard University Homecoming tailgate selling my first t-shirts and now this month we experienced our highest selling month to date! That amazing accomplishment is thanks to all of you who […]


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Amerikan Goddess

Over a year ago, I received 2 lip balms in a gift bag from a natural hair event. It was love at first use! I eagerly reached out to the product owner, Michelle Turner, after using the product for several weeks. I still have (and use) one lip balm and find it to be more […]


Many avid natural hair supporters are fully aware of Meechy Monroe’s story but I wanted to share with others. Her optimism and positivity during this difficult time is amazing and as many that can hear her story and share it with others, the better! [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb7Aun1H4QE&feature=youtu.be’] Read and share the entire story here. On April 15, […]


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Le Soleil Crochet

Hello, my name is Britnee Williams and I am the creator & “Master Crocheter” of Le Soleil Crochet. As a lover of the sun and all things bright and beautiful, I had to come up with a name that best fits me and what I love. “Le Soleil” is French for “Sun” or “Sunshine”. Add ‘Crochet’ […]

Style Diaries: Jenna Marie Christian

My name is Jenna Marie Christian. I’m 31 years old and I’m from Chicago, Illinois. My natural journey has had a slew of ups and downs, but I’ve been hanging in there faithfully since 2005 when I big chopped. My initial plan was to transition. At the time my hair was in such poor condition […]

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Need to fancy-up your TWA?

Regardless of the texture of your hair, don’t get into a tizzy over what to do with your it for formal events. Recently, a Facebook friend asked for suggestions for her TWA (teeny weeny afro) for a formal event the following weekend. Sometimes women think they need to straighten their tresses or wear a wig, but […]

Pretty Brown Girl Movement

  Friends, Family & Supporters, We hope that you are enjoying your summer! The girls are growing up way too fast and the Pretty Brown Girl Movement is continuing to move forward.  We truly appreciate your continued support and encouragement. We were recently featured on our local Channel 4 News, please check out the interview here .We […]

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Young Entrepreneur: Maya Penn

Fourteen-year-old Maya Penn is sitting on a 75k-a-year enterprise according to the July 2014 issue of Essence Magazine! Go’on girl!  [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6yWEXx4f6M’] At age 8, she was making her own headbands and others would ask where they could be purchased. This prompted her, AT AGE EIGHT, to start her own business. Her items are adorable AND […]

15 ways to wear a head scarf from Love Your Tresses 1

I fell in love with this video within the first minute! I followed Fiona of Love Your Tresses immediately. I figured if her other videos were half as HAIRspiring as this one, she’d be a great addition to my YouTube.   Enjoy! And if you comment on her video, tell her My Natural Reality sent you [youtuber […]

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Twisting Tutorial Time

Sometimes I come across a skill I lack and my first thought may be, “I’ll never be able to do that.” And if I don’t try, then bam, there it is. I won’t be able to do it. But with patience and practice, [almost] anything is possible! So here are a few vids with flat twists or […]