What a Friday!

Today in the middle of me filling out my usual 10 job applications per day. I was using my best friend Google to learn about some topics I was interested in. I started with learning about how much fruits and vegetables I should eat per day (2 cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of veggies.) I also looked into natural sunscreen and found some promising results with this brand Goddess GardenI also found some tips for maintaining healthy skin without products. It’s what you’re doing that’s affecting your skin not necessarily the products you use. Healthy Skin. I was just browsing and tweeting until I decided to view UrbanBushBabes this blog that I am totally in love with. It’s run by Ciprian and Nikisha two beautiful women with a whole lot of information everything from the arts to the sciences. Their Youtube Channel led me to their website where whenever I have a question about my hair or even inspiration I use their search box and type one word. Today I was just browsing again this time on their home screen and I came across this powerful video “A Beautiful Disaster – Why I Embrace Natural Hair and Reject Weave” . I watched it and was blown away by this woman, Kayla Reid. Her words were honest and true. It struck a nerve because I’ve had all of those feelings and it made me want to do something about it. Why is it that most of us are going back to natural? It’s taking us years to get our hair back. I want to start to do something now so that women are more aware of what they’re doing to their hair and bodies and how harmful it is. When I was in high school I took a 6-week seminar on self love. I wish I could remember the women that ran it but it was a powerful and this video make me think about what these women did for me. It makes me want to do this for other young women. Knowledge is power and we turn to a lot of these trends because we don’t know any better. We’re ignorant to the harm we’re doing.

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This is what your writing shouldn’t look like.

I wrote this in response to an article for an English class. It wasn’t suppose to be factual or anything so please don’t think my writing is like this all time. It was all fun.

Dear Philip, Your article What’s Wrong with College for Women is complete bullshit. It’s the worst piece of creative writing I have ever read. I know that I know that it says it’s an essay but it if my firm belief that, you lied. There were no facts to support your argument, your argument was weak itself and it was stupid to begin with. A woman’s role is not limited to caring for and making babies. I believe the reason you wrote this misinformed essay is because you feel threatened by smart women. A man is only as good as the woman behind him but women don’t need men behind them. A woman’s brain is more complex than a male’s which make them more intelligent by default. A woman’s chromosomes XX show that females and males are not equal. Males have the XY chromosomes which can’t fit as many genes as two Xs can. Woman are physically stronger than men that’s why the responsibility of bearing children solely on them. Men generally use more pain killers than women because their bodies aren’t equip to deal with pain naturally like a woman’s body is. Women are the majority in the world and in college. Women have careers, babies and marriage. Mr. Philip your essay which tried to convince women that college was of no use to them if they wanted to have babies and be married is just ridiculous, it’s like saying men can’t think for themselves. Your essay proves nothing but that you’re a close minded man scared that a woman could take and do your job better than you. I’m not saying that women are better but I do believe that if you go through the trouble of keeping a group of people down and still they rise. It shows that they shouldn’t be underestimated or kept in the house to entertain children. Mr. Philip would I be wrong to say that men are stupid and closed minded because of your essay? Is it wrong to assume that most men feel this way? Does my essay disprove yours with facts and statistics? I’ll say my information is just about as credible as yours.

Scars

Why is it that the scars that we don’t see are the hardest to heal. Is it because we can’t apply peroxide or ointment to these sores. Why is it that as time goes on we forget the first day of kindergarden, some birthdays and even some people we meet. It seems that the memory fades with time but why is it that when we’re hurt we never forget no matter how old we were. We can remember the blows that gave us our scars for the rest of our days. We dwell, we deal but we never forget and sometime we never get over it. What bandage can you put on an emotional scar what ointment will make it hurt less?

Raw Food/Vegan or Vegetarian

I’m thinking about changing my diet. I’ve been looking at the things that I eat and how it affects me now and how it will affect me later. Also I’m still on the journey to grow waist length hair. Hair growth and health is dependent on my diet. Raw food is something I’m looking into because I do love smoothies and natural juices. The only reasons I have for not adopting the lifestyle because it’s very expensive. I’m looking into a vegetarian lifestyle. I love seafood and yes I know about over fishing so it won’t be a main part of my diet but I do want to stop my consumption of animals for health and moral reasons. I’m not sure if I will completely stop or just limit my intake but I’m exploring my options.