I like looking the way I look without changing to try to look like someone I am not.

I always see pretty young ladies with color contacts and hair that they bleached and colored even hair extensions that they don’t need. I always see girls who are already pretty girls and then they change their look. I wish I could say to them you looked prettier before you bleached your hair or put unnatural color contacts in your eyes. I feel like this should change. I feel like black women and women of other backgrounds too have this problem where they don’t realize their pretty women without changing their look. I remember a girl with a curly Afro. I had to stop relaxing my hair and I went natural. All of the relaxers were so strong and they are really bad for all of us. I relaxed my hair for years before I realized how bad it was for me, my brain and my hair. I have a brain illness and I vowed never to relax my hair again. Now I am trying to get into natural hair care. I have to talk to some natural hair care experts. I plan to go to an African hair braiding shop and get cornrows. I love that hair style but I want to get my hair washed.

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I am a Black Guyanese woman. I'm thirty nine years old. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 48-credit BA degree in Early Childhood Education by 2021. I go to NJCU. I have a BA in Creative Writing from NJCU. I graduated from NJCU in August 2015. I transferred to NJCU from Mercer. I have my AA degree from Mercer in Humanities and Social Science since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's lit course. I love reading memoirs. I also do book reviews from time to time. My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I grew up in Ewing, New Jersey. I live in Princeton Junction with my parents!

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