“Okay ladies, now lets get in formation!”- Beyoncé
Hello my fellow queens! My name is Julia Wilson and I am a Sophomore at Texas State University. My major is Public Relations with a minor in Business Administration. Many people ask me what I want to do with that, however, like almost every other college student I don’t know what I want to do with my life yet. All I know is I like to talk to people, help others, and have fun. Other things that I enjoy doing include listening to music (preferably old school 80s and 90s), shopping, hanging out with friends and family, working out, and learning more about my African American culture ! A big topic that often comes up for discussion is African American hair and its versatility, which is my inspiration for this blog.
African American women are known for having Afros, which is in no way a new concept. For decades black women were heavily convinced that with the use of creams, and “creamy crack” also known as perms, they could cure the natural kinks and coils of their hair and make it permanently straight. But then came the 60s and the Black Power Movement which influenced black women to feel empowered with their hair and its versatility.
With that being said, this blog is being written for my Fundamentals of Digital and Online Media class. I’ll primarily focus on the history of African American hair and its adaptability. I also can’t wait to share all of the stories and tips in between!
Your soul sista,