“Do NOT Touch My Hair”// The Natural Hair debacle…

It’s 2015, and we’re still taking the self love and appreciation thing seriously. We’re still obsessing (rightfully so, I must add) over our God given curls. I’m loving the natural revolution and influx of Afro appreciation within the black community, because it took us such a long while to get here.  Sidebar: I feel I […]

Childhood Memories// Nigerian Hairdressers…

Childhood memories. Scalp tingling from sulfur 8. Market hair dresser asking Iya Sule or Mummy Tomi selling plastics and rubber slippers next door to please save her a plate of rice, whilst parting my hair with the sharpest cutting comb you ever did see. “Darleen, keep your head still or your hair will not be fine”. […]

The Short Story// Working Girl…

*Beeeeeeeep* Seven thirty am. That’s the alarm going off. I wake up – no – not really, just well enough to hit the snooze button. *Beeeeep!!!* Crap. Seven thirty five. This cannot be happening so quickly. Surely five minutes was not that short? Okay. So I wake up momentarily, contemplate waking up now, as it […]