Zandra Stovall: Loc’d Into Freedom

As many Funky Junkies will certainly attest, the decision to wear our hair in its natural state, or in a protective style is hardly ever just as easy as talking about it. There are a number of factors we must take into account before making the life-changing leap into the natural realm – how will the look alter my overall appearance? Will my family, friends, significant other, employer, etc. accept my new look? It’s a lot to consider, and our concern about the answer to these questions can make a huge difference in the trajectory of our journey. But sometimes, as Read More

Renee’s Corner: The Mentor Meant For You!

Maybe the most important part of the maturation process between adolescence and early adulthood is figuring out what you want to do with the rest of your life. Some of us are fortunate enough to find the answer to this question relatively early in our existence, either through an inherited family business or trade, or the emergence of an innate and unique talent. Entering my sophomore year of high school, I found myself trying to solve this very mystery. I knew that I wanted to go to college and further my education, but I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant. At Read More

Dr. Michelle LeBelle’s Tips for Back-To-School Self-Confidence

Hey Naturalistas! The school year is in full swing, now! You’re likely settling into your classes, and the pace of your schedule is probably fast becoming a challenge. With all of the homework, studying and extracurricular activities you have, looking and feeling your best may become the biggest challenge of all. However, it is important to look and feel your best throughout the school year because it is directly linked to maintaining your confidence. As we know, the high school environment can often take a toll on our self-confidence. Here are some great tips on how to stay confident and Read More

Chime Edwards’ Time-Saving Styles for College Girls

Your alarm just went off. You groggily pull yourself off of your mattress. Open textbooks and biology notes are scattered across your tiny twin-sized bed. A quick glance toward your beside mirror reveals that, yes, you have indeed done it again – fallen asleep in the midst of studying without prepping your hair for the following day. With only 40 minutes to get ready for class, you frantically leap out of bed, hands grasping at your wayward strands in an attempt to figure out what you’re going to do about the atrocity on your head. To make matters worse, your Read More