~It is now 2017!!! Another wonderful year to create goals and work on improving myself as I hope everyone else is as well. My fiance spent New Years with a couple of new found friends at Aliante Hotel and Casino. There was a nice NYE party with a great band and some free champagne. Although we don't drink, we took a few sips for the special occasion. We had a wonderful night bringing in the New Year, I have made it a goal for us both to experience the fireworks of the Strip next NYE. We have been in Vegas for 3 years now and neither of us have witnesed the Strip fireworks for NY or Independence Day.
~I am now in the finishing stages of completing the book. I spent majority of today typing it out and getting down a few statistics about crime etc. I am still on schedule to have it published by the end of January. The editing process will take more time depending on who I hire to do it. Regardless of how much time it will take, this book will be coming out. I feel it is the best way I can do the most good for the black community. By recognizing the problems we face among ourselves and not ignoring them we can then begin to work on solutions to them. I'm sick and tired of all the excuses. The biggest problems we face are black on black crime and black on black abuse. If we don't fix it, then it will not get fixed!
~My hair is getting longer! I am so excited about it! I've never had my hair as short as it was when I did the big chop on Feb 15, 2016. I am coming up on the year mark and will probably create a 1 year post chop video. For me, allowing my hair to grow naturally shows me that the myth about black women's hair is false. Too many black women believe our hair cannot grow beyond a certain point, I certainly felt that way. The reason that belief is carried down from generation to generation is because we are not properly taking care of our own hair! All the heat and chemicals being added to black hair is completely unnecessary and I'm pretty sure the chemicals from relaxers are destroying the brain. The negative self image of curly hair being seen as nappy has also unfortunately been passed down by the black community. Straight hair does not mean beauty, your character and your confidence says that. I have been natural for almost a year now and my hair is almost back to where it was before my big chop. After the big chop, the front of my hair only reached between my eyebrows. Now my hair extends below my chin. It is growing and I am loving it!
I am ecstatic to begin another wonderful new year! May blessings surround you all!