“Aging Gracefully and Not Running in Search of that Imagined Fountain of Youth”

Yoga From A Natural-Jeanie Sallah 

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In the name of beauty, youth, and that fresh-faced natural glow; we exfoliate, we wash our face as if it were a fine piece of fabric, we moisturize, and we never leave the house without sunscreen SPF 15 or higher. For insurance and just to tip the scales in your favor you buy the best cleansers, anti-aging creams, serums, and eye illuminating potions to ensure maximum beauty (you know you don’t want puffy dark circles under those eyes). As you can see, I’m all for natural enhancements like makeup, lashes, extensions, weaves, wigs, and such because a girl really does need a little help sometimes (You Know). What I’m not about is unnecessary plastic surgery, pumped-up booty shots, lip injections, or trying to squeeze your behind into your daughter’s outfits which are both off-putting, as well as a little “Side-Eye” weird. Seriously, they call it “Fake” for a reason. In our youth obsessed world do you sometimes feel like your scrambling to find your place; you know-that little smidgeon of evidence to convince yourself that “YOU STILL GOT IT”? Read More

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CURLIE Feature Of The Month: Davealyda Dwyer

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Being that I am a woman of a particular age one can only imagine how far back my hair story goes. Back in the day straight hair was the only way to go, so if you were unfortunate enough to not have a “good grade of hair” than you straightened it. read full hairstory here

PHILLY APPLE CAKE

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There’s nothing like waking up in the morning and being able to sit down to a steaming hot cup of coffee and a fresh slice of homemade cake. Well if you want that “Mama’s kitchen taste” that didn’t originate at your local grocery store, than this cake fits the bill. Thinly sliced Granny Smith Apples drenched in a cinnamon, nutmeg bath; added to a not-too-sugary batter makes this cake a delicious, moist delight.  View recipe

June Curlie & Loc’d Feature of the Month: Lady Blue

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Back in 2005 I began my loc journey it was a very spiritual transition in my life and in 2014 I was lead to part with my locs an take it back to my short natural. To give a little history when I was a young girl about 9 year old I remember being in the bathroom and combing out my super thick long puffy hair a balling in tear saying to my mom I want to cut it all off. My arms was tired and my was tired of combing to an she made it very clear from this point on your on your own. Read more

May Curlie Feature of the Month: Sarah Connor

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My love affair with my afro began at the age of 13. I was getting braids every two weeks for a year when I returned to my hometown, Chicago, to live with my father.  Beforehand, I was getting perms on a regular basis like many African American girls and was struggling for a ponytail with more hair in the front than in the back. Read more