Tell me about yourself:
"I am a single mother of three daughters. One of whom is a teenager. I promote natural living, active parenting and a spiritually driven lifestyle. I am a commercial print and promotional model and, have worked in nursing, the past 12 years. I also have background in high end fashion resale/retail and boutique ownership. I have lived in a total of two countries, seven states, approximately 25 cities and every coast in the
. I can relate to most anyone. My talents are - cooking and concept creating. I stand on an active children right’s platform, with a strong focus on the abolishment of child sex trafficking. I enjoy - playing with my children, reading, cooking, quote and poetry writing, reflexology, attending concerts, swimming, fine dining, natural alternative research and watching new films. I love my life and would not change a thing." US
Tell me about your natural hair:
"I have been natural most of my life because of my tri-racial makeup. I made attempts to use relaxers in the past, but chemicals never took to my hair. With one shampoo or drop of rain, my kinks and waves returned. I feel and look far better with my natural hair. Now that I am completely natural, to the point of just “wash and go,” it has affected me in a very positive way. I don’t have to spend any of my time styling my hair, nor buying an excessive amount of products. Being natural tends to bother some people." Not everyone is "kink/curl fans. I own my beauty and can only encourage opposing views to remaining true to character and self confidence. I have always described my hair as a war against many nations, that are all leading in equal victory. My hair is kinky, curly, wavy and silky. With a good conditioner and brushing, it becomes straight to wavy. My hair regiment is very simple. I shampoo daily, with Miss Jessie’s Shampoo and Aubrey's all natural lavender conditioners. Then just comb through wet hair with a large comb, shake and air dry. Occasionally, I mix and apply organic coconut oil and lavender oil to my scalp and hair. The Miss Jessie’s Super Slip Sudsy Detangling Shampoo is a must have in my home, as my three daughters are also natural. It is a time, and life saver. The mistakes I’ve made with my hair that I have learned from are, applying damaging heat, going against my curl pattern and combing my hair while it is dry. I enjoy a wet comb through and a ionic blow out, with a diffuser, when I want to switch up my style now and then."
What advice would you give others:
"One piece of advise I would give anyone that is newly natural or considering the transition, is to allow the walls of dissimulation to fall. Remaining true to who we really are is far more admirable and self fulfilling. The very best thing about being natural is, freedom of embracing my origin."