Nadine Dillion: A “Natural” Motivation

June 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, Get Yours

Nadine Dillion: A "Natural" Motivation

Recently I wrote about my positive experience at the Pretty Brwn Grl “Naturally You” Natural Hair Mixer – now I want to introduce you to the lady who brought it all together – Nadine Dillion.

“Naturally You” Natural Hair Mixer!

May 30th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

"Naturally You" Natural Hair Mixer!

As you know I went natural last year March, but it wasn’t until April 25th, 2011 that I displayed my Afro-puff for the world to see. As I walked out of my house my heart was literally pumping super hard and I felt like the whole world was staring at me. And while I was […]

Sesame Street “I love My Hair” Song

October 15th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

Sesame Street "I love My Hair" Song

I was just feeling a little down about my never-ending-battle: Maintaining My Hair… but then- right on my Facebook Feed- I see this cute, little, Sesame Street Puppet singing my new anthem. Because at the end of the day… “I Love My Hair!” I also love that my little girl cousins have such an amazing […]

What to do with a Natural Hairdo?

October 10th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays

What to do with a Natural Hairdo?

My hair has gone through so many changes over the years. This year alone I have gone from single braids to cornrows to straight hair to my signature curly hair. And in the middle of all these changes- I decided in March to cut ALL the perm out of my hair! I’d been dreading the […]

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    My new essay explores how Beyonce’s feminist stance in pop culture helped frame my own feminist awakening:

    "I am in my 30s and was emboldened by Beyonce’s feminist stance on that stage, and can’t help but believe that that image will be equally as powerful to young people who witness that moment, whose first engagement with feminism will be that moment. Maybe, just maybe, Beyonce will serve as the bridgebetween pop culture and feminists like bell and Barbara and Audre, maybe some young woman bobbing her head to ‘Blow’ or ‘Partition’ or ‘Flawless’ will do so while reading Ain’t I A Woman? or Homegirls or Sister Outsider.”

    —FROM my new essay: My Feminist Awakening & the Influence of Beyonce’s Pop Culture Declaration



  • A friend who just graduated and going through the “I can’t find a job in my field” blues asked me for advice. I directed her to where I went for inspiration when I was going through the same thing. I still play this Will Smith video every time I doubt my purpose. Here is the full list I sent her.


  • Conversations by the pool

    Met two women from Toronto by the pool. After we exchanged pleasantries for a bit, they asked about #Ferguson— they’ve been watching news about it all week, they said. I told them about #EricGarner (they hadn’t heard about him). They informed me someone else was killed by police in St Louie last night (need to fact check that). We bonded in our frustration and helplessness as the Costa Rican sun hit our face. They said they hoped this moment was our generations civil rights movement. I agreed, then got up to get a drink.


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