public speaking
I was one of those girls who mostly sat at the back and spoke when I was coaxed into speaking.
in

Feb 12, 2013 at 12:00pm | 25 comments

afro
It lowkey breaks my heart to say this, but I’m not convinced that America is ready for a First Lady who wears her hair in all of its unfettered natural, highly textured glory.
glitter
Holos. Flakies. Glitters. Glass fleck. Women are buying nail polishes like these with a quickness.
in

Jan 12, 2012 at 5:00pm | 0 comments

citizenship
It took 10 years, but I finally became an American.
afro
I've got my airport security routine down to a science. But on my last flight out of Chicago the female TSA agent gave me a somewhat apologetic look, reached for a pair of blue plastic gloves and said she'd have to "examine" my hair.
in

Oct 20, 2011 at 9:00am | 0 comments

beauty
As fluffy and fun and fabulous as my hair might appear to be (and it is all of those things), I’m not a poodle.