Meet Our FiberFriend Yasmenda

1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Yasmenda McCoy and I’m from Brooklyn. 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? I design and create earrings with thread and yarn. My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was 5 and…

Pouring From an Empty Cup

There are times when I feel completely drained, like my battery is nearing empty. It could feel at times that my many responsibilities consume all of my wake hours and my To-Do list is never ending. Yet, I keep going. I know I am not the only one with a mountain of obligations. Our stories may…

2017 Natural Hair Journey Questions

A few weeks ago I was asked a couple of questions by Natural By GloryAma (IG @naturalbygloriama): 1. What would you say are three of the biggest mistakes you have made with your hair/lessons you have learned? 2. Do you believe everyone’s hair can grow or some people’s hair is bound to be shorter because…

CurlFest 2017

Afros upon Afros. Curls on Curls on Curls. And all the good vibes… That’s CurlFest 2017 in a nutshell. From the moment I woke up on Saturday morning I was super excited to attend for the first time. Despite all of the missed trains in Jersey and getting lost in the subway in Manhattan, me…

We Need to Check the Facts

What do you do when someone tells you, no? Do you go with the flow, accepting their explanation of why you cannot have what you asked for? Do you walk away upset, but move on to the next bullet on your agenda? Or do you get your life in order and check the facts? Well,…