Guest Post: Why I’m Going Natural…

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A 2nd Guest post written for us by Greta Solomon, a very timely post as we host our 2nd natural hair panel this weekend (Saturday 20th May). See Greta's first post here. I’ve always had a love / hate relationship with my hair. I think most kids can attest to the fact that their parents did nothing ...

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Yvonne Telford on Motherhood.

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Before you had your children and started KemiKids, what was day to day life typically like for you? Before having my daughters, I was a Credit Risk Analyst at GlaxoSmithKline. I gave up work after I became a mother. I knew this was going to happen because before my husband John and I got married, we ...

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WHAT IS NATURAL IN 2017? #2

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Inspirational YOU and Motherhood Reconstructed proudly present the second installment in their natural hair and well-being panel discussion, “What is Natural in 2017?” This series is a forum for all to come together and discuss the the beauty and politics of transitioning or wearing our natural hair. The Black hair care industry has seen a rise of ...

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Grateful for Sisterhood

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Image from Black Blossoms Today Leah and I had the pleasure of contributing to an exhibition / project that has been curated by Bee Tajudean founder of Black Blossoms and Paula Akpan founder of The I'm Tired Project. I'm Tired is an award winning photography project which aims to to highlight the lasting impact of everyday ...

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Feeling The Funk / Brag Party

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The other day I visited a friend I haven't seen for a few months.  She asked me what I'd been up to.  I couldn't remember, I searched my mind and decided I haven't done anything note worthy so I said "not much you know".  She looked at me puzzled and pointed out that social media ...

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The Comfort Zone

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You know that place, where you're relaxed and everything is ok... The place where you tend to be chilled, your pulse rate is down, your tongue isn't stuck to the roof of your mouth and you're generally not sweating. It's a happy place, you know where it is, you know your limitations within it and you ...

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Mother’s Day

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We all know that Mother's Day is really every day and we love, celebrate and appreciate being Mothers, as well as our own Mother's always. But seen as we have this day dedicated to us we thought we'd embrace it and ask some of the Mums we follow what their own Mother's mean/meant to them. Afua ...

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Hair Stories

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My hair story... I've had nearly every hairstyle known to Afro hair. When it comes to hair my mother should have only had sons! When I first started school I attended a very prestigious private school in Kensington. I was the only black girl in the lower school and there was another black girl in the ...

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Natural Hair and Wellbeing Event!

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On Saturday 25/03/17 we are collaborating with one of our ultimate faves Inspirational YOU to host a panel discussion on natural hair and wellbeing. We will be talking about what it means to be natural today and the perceptions of natural Afro textured hair.  You can purchase limited £5.00 tickets here.  Children are free. We will ...

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International Women’s Day

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For International Women's Day we thought we'd ask you guys which women inspired you. Your responses are eclectic, inspirational and emotional and we expected nothing less. So many women to choose! I've settled on Doreen Lawrence. I was a few months pregnant with my daughter when Stephen was murdered in April 1993 and I have thought ...

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