Post Grad Blues and Finding You

Have you ever been in a rut? Let’s face it, there’s no compass to life, and so like all things in life, post-graduation can be hard to navigate. However, I find that it is when we are most turned around, we nearly always give ourselves…

Hey Black Child, Welcome Home

I am African American. I was born into an afro-centric family that celebrates Kwanzaa and recognizes Black History Month as a time to be grateful of the courageous African Americans who fought so that one day I could find myself saying things like, “My president…

My Gut said “Leave Prince Charming” – So I Did

  The concept of Prince Charming is a old tale that follows the basic pattern love story of falling head over heels for your knight in shining armor. The young maiden in distress is usually saved by the heroic efforts of the Prince and they…

Next Stop: Study Abroad in South Africa

Before entering into college I told family and friends alike that I wanted to leave the country. After having had the chance to embark on a month-long journey throughout Europe through the Experiment in International Living (EIL) Program at Temple University’s UCCP I knew that…

Curly, Kinky and Free Manifesto (Freewrite) – By: Imani Briscoe

The following poem was written in response to the many personal negative hair related experiences within my PWI’s campus community. I never had to deal with people asking to touch my hair so fervently just to satisfy their curiosity until I started my undergraduate career at a PWI….

What I’ve Learned Since Working in the Hospitality Business

Over the summer I had my first experience in the hospitality business as a server/waitress. In what I think is a very short amount of time, I have learned so many life lessons that I will never forget, and never want to repeat: People look…

Natural Hair Flat-Twist-Out Tutorial (4A, 4B and 4C)

Hey loves! This has been my first attempt at creating a hair tutorial and I chose to demonstrate what it takes for me to achieve a fluffy, big, stretched flat-twist out. This was a hard process for me since it was a one woman show,…

The “H” Word: H…H…H…Hesitation (Pt. 1 & 2)

If I had to choose one aspect of myself to improve upon that will aid in my individual growth what would it be… An aspect of self that I am constantly challenging or developing in order to be a better person… Well there is that one…

Comments You Hear As a Minority at a PWI

In my personal experience I have had many comedic and eye-opening experiences at my PWI that range from people making watermelon jokes to the sense of entitlement to touch my hair without asking my permission. They have not all been funny but the few that…

Being Natural & In Love

In my overall relationship experience, I believe that a person should love you for who you are, inside and out. Now from a Naturalista’s POV this means I need a partner who not only recognizes my worth and effort but also acknowledges that our experience…