It’s Tuesday: February 2018 Edition

Bonjour!

I’m getting my hair in box braids today. It’s a little bittersweet because this is my last hair appointment with my braider here in Sicily. I think when it’s time to take these braids out though, I’m going to give my hair (and my edges) a much needed break and do something different. Maybe crochet braids or just wearing my hair natural. I’m totally not a hair person but my hair is WORK.

Anyway, here are a few things that I’ve been meaning to read, have been inspired by and/or think you’d be interested in:

My Journey from Insecure Teenager to Aspiring Model I wish I had this much confidence when I was her age.

The Part of Serena Williams’ Vogue Cover Story We Should Be Talking About “Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth. Not education. Not income. Not even being an expert on racial disparities in health care”.

Women of Color Healing Retreats is offering a sponsorship for one woman to attend one of their 2018 Women of Color Healing Retreats in Costa Rica, free of charge. “This retreat is designed for black women to unwind, connect with nature and to practice self-care in a space surrounded by other black women on their journey:”. This sponsorship doesn’t include airfare. I think you should apply.

radically soft photos of black masculinity. I am here for ALL OF THIS.

This TED Talk on the Importance of Black Girl Magic is Brilliant.

Au Revoir.

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