It seems like more women are going natural everyday. However, it would be foolish of us to not acknowledge the women who were natural before our time. In honor of Black History Month we would like to celebrate a few of our favorite natural hair writers. Enjoy!
Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells was an journalist and editor. She was active in the Women’s Right Movement and fought for her rights as an African American. Wells was born in Mississippi, but came to Chicago to work on urban reform. She was most definitely a woman before her time. Wells mostly rocked her hair in a high bun.
Toni Cade Bambara
Toni was an author, film-maker (documentaries), social activist, and college professor. She is the author of Gorilla My Love (one of my favorite’s!). Before she passed, Bambara rocked beautiful locs.
Nikki is a poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. She has more than two dozen books and is currently a professor of English at Virginia Tech. Don’t you just LOVE this picture of Miss Nikki? Miss Giovanni rocked a huge fro back in the day, she now rocks a chic twa.
Miss Angelou is an autobiographer and poet. Angelou’s work is widely recognized and even used as curriculum in a variety of schools. Angelou recited her poem “On The Pulse of Morning” at President Clinton’s 1993 inauguration. Her triumphant story is very inspiring. Angelou rocked a twa in her early years.
Miss Alice is a author and poet. She is the author behind my favorite story of all time, The Color Purple. She rocked a twa in her early days, but now she rocks long locs.
Happy Black History Month!