Meet Our FiberFriend Aniqua

1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Aniqua Wilkerson and I’m from New York City, the Bronx to be exact. 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? I have been crocheting for about 20 years now. I learned at 18…

Celebrate Juneteenth with a Good Book

A great way to celebrate Juneteenth is by buying and reading books by African American authors. The following are some of my favorite authors: 🖤Octavia Butler 🖤Alice Walker 🖤Zora Neale Hurston 🖤Maya Angelou 🖤Toni Morrison 🖤N. K. Jemisin 🖤Tananarive Due While is it important to read nonfiction books to inform yourself about race and race…

Meet Our October Crafting Friend

1. What is your name and where are you from? Ciara LeRoy a.k.a Pretty Strange. I grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and currently reside in Lexington, KY 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? I am a multi-disciplinary handicraft artist, which means I do A LOT…

Meet Our August FiberFriend

1. What is your name and where are you from?  Hi! I’m Tamy Gore, born and raised in Jamaica, went to college in Germany and lived there for around 10 years until I moved to the US where I now live in NJ. Goodness, that reads like a long answer!  2. What is your craft?…

Meet Our June CurlFriend

1. What’s your name and where are you from? Chantia Singleton (now, Olusoga) and I’m from Newark, NJ. 2. How long have you been natural? Why did you decide to begin your natural hair journey? And did you Big Chop or Transition? I went “natural” in my early-mid twenties. I transitioned from significant heat and…

Meet Our April CurlFriend

1.    What’s your name and where are you from? Hi, I’m Scarlett Rocourt and I am a Haitian-born Jersey Girl! 2. How long have you been natural? Why did you decide to begin your natural hair journey? And did you Big Chop or Transition? I went natural back in 1998, right after graduating from college. I…

Meet Our February CurlFriend

1. What’s your name and where are you from? My name is Derecka McCants and I’m from Baton Rouge, La.  2. How long have you been natural? Why did you decide to begin your natural hair journey? And did you Big Chop or Transition? I’ve been natural for 5 years. I decided to begin my…

Meet Our December CurlFriend: Amanda Alcime

1. What’s your name and where are you from? Hi I’m Amanda, close friends and family call me Meme and I’m from the Greater Hartford area of Connecticut.     2. How long have you been natural? Why did you decide to begin your natural hair journey? And did you Big Chop or Transition?  …

Meet Our December FiberFriend: Yolanda Jordan

1. What is your name and where are you from? Yolonda Jordan from North Carolina. 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? I’m a crochet artist. I specifically design crochet brown dolls. I have been crocheting since I was seven years old and learned from my…

Meet Our November FiberFriend: Angela Mayhoe

1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Angela Mayhoe and I’m based in Los Feliz, CA. 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? I’m a knitter!  I started knitting 10 years ago after a friend invited me to attend one…

Meet Our November CurlFriend: Flawless Hairstyle

1. What is your name and where are you from? Hi, my name is Cher and I live in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. I’m originally from Suriname, that’s a country in South America.   2. How long have you been natural? Why did you decide to begin your natural hair journey? And did you Big…

Rest in Peace Queen: Ntozake Shange

Ntozake Shange passed away in her sleep yesterday (October 27,2018) at the age of 70. She was a renowned playwright, poet, and novelist. Aside from the fact that she was born in my hometown Trenton, NJ, I remember Ntozake Shange most for her award-winning play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow…