Staring into a mirror and not recognizing the creature gazing back is a hollowing phenomenon. To gradually become a stranger in the body you were born into is all too commonly seen.

“We need to take a page from Frida’s book and learn to accept every hairy inch of our beautiful skin.

We need to rebrand the industry’s definition of “natural” beauty.”


You’ve seen those “afro wigs” in Party City, right? And the media advertising lip-plumping products and procedures? Sadly, examples of cultural appropriations like this are all around us and ignorant people’s money keeps them alive! Women of color, specifically black women, appear as the targets for these trends in the beauty industry.