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I am so grateful to Essence magazine. This publication has been super supportive of my wedding and I can’t find words to express how I feel. I wanted to tell my relationship story because I knew it would benefit someone. So I put my skills as a publicist to use and crafted my real-life experiences regarding my wedding for all to read and submitted it to Essence magazine.
They loved my story, pictures and location. The hubs and I received recognition on three separate occasions. The first highlight was on Essence.com’s Bridal Bliss. The editor told me that our story was the most popular of 2012! On their Facebook page we received more than 10,000 likes, over 700 comments and 600 plus shares in addition to 140 comments on Essence.com. The second honor came with two Bridal Bliss awards. One for MOST BEAUTIFUL BACKDROP and the other for MOST TOUCHING UNION.
Now I am proud to announce that our story was once again spotlighted in Essence. But this time we are in the magazine! If you purchase the February issue you will find us featured in one of the cover stories titled, “You Can Find Love At Any Age” starting on page 80. We are on page 85! And guess what?! Permed to Natural made the article as well. So how cool is that?!
I am always happy when Permed to Natural is mentioned in the press. Below is a piece that came out last year in the newsletter titled LETS GET MARRIED! by reknown wedding dress maker, Cassandra Bloomfield!
Some people think having natural hair means doing nothing, but that action will leave your hair dull, brittle, and that means breakage. Caring for your natural hair and it will say thank you for all the love by looking great.
Natural Hair blogger Staci, has been creating helpful recipes, Permed To Natural Blog. The blog chronicles her hair journey. She not only has created natural recipes, but also reviews natural product lines.
Check out this Homemade Hair Rinse made from Horsetail, which has been used to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss, and Nettle, that increases blood flow to the scalp and continued nourishment for healthy hair growth.
Herbs are a good way to help your natural look beautiful, but always be careful to check that you are not allergic to anything before using. If you have serious allergies, check with your doctor that it is safe to use.
I saw the below article in The Root and found it interesting that there is a bit of discrepancy with people who are members of real sororities and the foundation of Pi Nappa Kappa, a sorority based group for women with natural hair.
I recently heard of Pi Nappa Kappa and don’t know too much about it except the obvious, an online system where people with natural hair can meet and chat about their hair. I think there is a fee to join. Last week someone posted that on Twitter.
Has anyone signed up to become a member of Pi Nappa Kappa Sorority? If so, please share your experience.
Leola Anifowoshe, the self-proclaimed authority on natural-hair care, has founded Pi Nappa Kappa (Yes, that’s “Nappa” as in “nappy,” not an actual Greek letter), which she says is a sorority designed to allow natural-hair enthusiasts to support one another. Nearly 600 women have already joined.
But you’re probably not going to see members in a step show on your local college campus anytime soon. Beyond its name, Pi Nappa Kappa has little in common with traditional sororities. It’s not associated with colleges or universities, and the intake process involves no formal ceremonies or hazing. In fact, all that’s required is an electronic signature on the organization’s pledge document, which reads:
As a member of the Pi Nappa Kappa Natural Hair Sorority, I pledge that:
1. I am a smart, special, valuable person!
2. I respect myself and I respect others.
3. My words and actions are kind and honest.
4. I will respect the dignity and essential worth of all individuals.
5.I will promote the diversity of opinions, ideas, hairstyles and backgrounds which is the lifeblood of the sorority.
6. I will promote a culture of respect throughout the natural hair community.
7. I will not tolerate bigotry, discrimination, violence, or intimidation of any kind.
8. I will practice personal integrity and expect it from others.
9. I will always be proud of my natural born hair.
10. I accept only my best in all I do.
I am Proud to be ME!
Still, some members of historically black sororities aren’t signing on to the pledge or even the concept of the group. Their issue isn’t with its mission but with its use of the term “sorority.” One representative commenter on a YouTube video addressing the need for a natural-hair sorority wrote: “As a member of a real sorority, I do not feel this is necessary. Here’s why. Traditional African American fraternities and sororities were founded, [because] we could not belong to white [organizations]. However, we accept anybody regardless of HAIR TYPE! So, is there a need? NO! [This] sends a message that if you have natural hair, that you don’t belong … not true!”
Anifowoshe says there’s no reason she can’t use the word “sorority,” since it simply means “sisterhood.” And let’s be honest — if she just called the group a “natural-hair organization,” we probably wouldn’t be talking about it. When it comes to inspiring dialogue about natural hair and “pledging” 10,000 members by the end of the year, the buzz around the controversial nomenclature for the group certainly isn’t going to hurt.
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Featured Onyx Rose: Staci
Check out my feature interview on Curlycopia.com.
Check me out on the Going Natural website promoting the products at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) during Memorial Day weekend.
Check out an article I wrote for Jones magazine’s website.