Sunday, March 28, 2010

True Show Stoppas: Entry I

I'm just green with envy....over this fly hairstyle! Ooh I'm loving it!

courtesy of a poster on facebook.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Food: Kashi Bars!

Oh my goodness let me tell you! I love fiber bars, number one because it helps me stay, you know...regular (sorry! I know TMI, TMI!), and number two because I am on a diet and it is an excuse to eat something sweet and not feel bad about it (not that much anyway). So I picked up these Kashi bars as a substitute to the Kroger store brand and Quaker oats kind. They are SOOO good. They are not too sweet as the other, I guess, inorganic kinds are (is that the right word for the other stuff?), but they still have flavor. If you are use to the real sweet stuff it might take some getting use to but personally, I love them! So far I've tried the Pumpkin Pie flavor and the Dark Chocolate Coconut. They are really good ya'll! Mmmmm...

Are You Ready for the Return of the Ankh?

Tuesday March 30, 2010
Don't forget to get your copy of pure mind ecstasy from the Queen Erykah. I know I'll get my copy.

Natural Hair Hierarchy is Malarke

  I want to talk about a sensitive subject within the natural community. I want to talk about how we define "natural." There are always debates about who is and who is not natural. As human beings that is 100 percent natural (no pun intended) to want to label and define your reality. I have no beef with that.

  One problem that I do have I must admit, is when people believe that the only way that someone 
 People who wear braid outs and twist outs are seen as having a euro-centric mindset.

   I have heard some people argue that people who wear braid outs or other stretched out hairstyles only do so because they secretly wish they had straighter hair, one that mimics white people.

  I am sorry but I think that that argument is ludicrous.

  It takes a certain type of person to be able to go against the grain. The fact that someone has the courage to stop straightening their hair with harsh chemicals or heating devices says a lot about that person. And I am not trying to put down people who still straighten their hair, because it really does take a strong, open minded, brave person to go against the norms of society. When you go against the norms of society you are going to be met with fierce opposition from people telling you to try to "get back in line." So that is why I believe that it is crazy to call someone who has stopped straightening their hair unnatural.

Picture of my braidout

  People wear stretched out styles for various reasons. Personally, I do it because I get a lot of single strands knots if I don't and tangles.
And let me keep it real, I am not a big fan of my shrunken hair.
  Yes I said it, I don't like it that much. But I don't believe that I am any less down for the cause because of it, nor am I not "on the same level" as other naturals who do like their shrunken fro. I am not going to walk around looking like a hot mess to appease anyone.

  Yes I said it again. I think my shrunken unmanipulated fro is a hot mess due to the uneven shrinkage. That felt good to get that off my chest. To each their own. It is just like the argument that free form locs are the king of all locs.

  Locs are locs and I hate that within the microcosm of natural hair we have to place this hierarchy on natural hair. That is all. I will step off my soap box and open the floor for comments.


Friday, March 26, 2010

My first post as Fro Stoppa

Hellur! Hope all is well with you all! Let me give a quick intro to myself:

My name is Gabrielle, better known as Ms-gg on the internet, and GG to some others. I wanted to create a blog about my hair and fashion and such but I never really got around to doing it. For now, I am going to use blogspot until I can find something more suitable. I want to have my own website, and I plan on doing that in the near future hopefully. Alright, enough talk, I am going to throw up a couple of my hair pics, that's why you came right?

I plan to show a history of my hair journey when I sit down for long enough to do it...currently, I have about 2 inches or so of hair. I cut it all off in November of 2009 because I got sick of all the incomplete splits on my hair and thinning ends.

Here are a few pictures of my hair when it was at its prime. One day my hair will return to its glory!


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