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Curly Gurlies Episode 6: Accepting Non-Naturals

To close out season 1 of the Curly Gurlies podcast, we bring you the episode entitled Accepting Non-Naturals.

In this episode, hosts Cierra Ward and Leslie Daniels wanted to appreciate those who aren’t necessarily “natural.” Non-natural people should be accepted for how their hair looks as well.

Leslie Daniels

Curly Gurlies Episode 5: Hair Maintenance & Length Retention

Welcome back to another episode of Curly Gurlies, where we provide information to help your hair journey.
In this episode, co-hosts Cierra Ward and Leslie Daniels converse with Davida Smart about hair maintenance and length retention.

Imani Benjamin

Taurus 2021 Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)

It’s Taurus’s time to shine. The dependable earth sign encourages us to find stability and keep our goals in sight. 
This is the time to figure out what you want, make your plans and gather resources for the future. With your foundations set for success, you can aim for bigger and better things.

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South Atlanta’s Woosa Li : A young woman rapper with talent

A young woman with talent and a dream: that’s the best way to describe Aliyah Gill, better known as Woosa Li or Mermaid, a name she gave herself based on her love for the mythical sea creatures. She would like to think of herself similarly. Woosa Li is a nickname her mom gave her that stuck.

Curly Gurlies Episode 4: Stigma of Natural Hair in the Workplace

Welcome back to the Curly Gurlies podcast!
In episode 4, hosts Cierra Ward and Leslie Daniels discuss how natural hair has been stigmatized in the workplace. Based on history and even throughout today, some companies seem to believe that a black woman’s natural curls are considered “unkempt” or “messy.”

Pass The Mic with Darii G

Despite self-doubt and discouragement, he believed that it was time to present his music publicly.

Curly Gurlies Episode 3 Recap

In this episode we dive deep into natural hair terminology. The natural hair community uses many terms that may be unknown to others. Hosts Cierra Ward and Leslie Daniels have a sit down discussion with Davida Smart, a natural hair enthusiast, about common misconceptions about natural hair. As an example, some people don’t believe that natural hair can grow long, but that is incorrect.

Aries 2021 Horoscope (March 21 – April 20)

Spring has come and so has Aries. The fire sign is here to shake things up and make life interesting.
Time to start pursuing the goals you made plans for in previous seasons, or to make unplanned moves to see what happens. This is the time to step forth, excited and determined, into the world.

Curly Gurlies Episode 2- Hair Care Over the Years

In this episode, hosts Cierra Ward and Leslie Daniels invited their first guest, natural hair enthusiast Davida Smart. The three discussed the history of natural hair and its impact on society by introducing historical figures like Madam CJ Walker and Janet Jackson.

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Becoming an Exotic Dancer

When thinking about choosing a specific job, you should always consider the prerequisites and cost that might come with it. [Hint: Stripping is more than just cute outfits and high heels by the way.]

Introducing Curly Gurlies, a natural hair podcast

Brought to you by Avant-Youth, Curly Gurlies is a natural hair podcast show that celebrates young Black women through mutual understanding, shared stories and helpful tidbits and information on hair care. It’s a show that centers around a major identity point – namely, through hair.

Local Georgia quilt guild invites community to rethink quilting

A local quilt guild hosted an exhibition at the Alpharetta Arts Center on Feb. 20th.
The Chattahoochee Evening Stars (CES) quilt guild humorously named the event, “Not Your Granny’s Quilts: Quilting in the 21st Century,” commemorating the work of its 50 plus members. The work will be on display until March 26!

Pisces 2021 Horoscope (February 19 – March 20)

We’ve rolled into Pisces season and it’s time to slow your roll. This water sign is introspective and calm but never lost to daydreaming.

It’s time to sit down and think about life, the universe and everything. Before you rush onwards to your next goal, take time to determine how your current path will affect you and the people closest to you in the long run.

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Surgical v. Non-Surgical procedures: Get informed

One might wonder how the “it” look could be obtained without having celebrity money. In fact, there are procedures known as non-surgical procedures that can give you the same look for less, without having to go under the knife.
Depending on your unique needs, wants and will to risk factor, the question is if you should go surgical or non-surgical to reach those fantasized “it” looks. Therefore, here are the most common cosmetic procedures and some of their alternatives.

Aquarius 2021 Horoscope (January 20 – February 18)

Aquarius is upon us after an interesting and exhausting Capricorn season, which saw us preparing, planning and losing our collective minds. All Aquarius season is asking you to do is find innovative ways to communicate.  

But don’t look at this as a chance to sit back and relax. You still have plans to follow through on. Your methods are just a little different. 

It’s time to let loose and explore the options available to us in a new light. 

WitchTok: The Beginner Guide for Spiritual Seekers

Have you noticed more #Witchtok videos on your “For You” page recently? Never fear, you are not alone.
Across various media platforms, there is piquing interest in different spiritual customs and beliefs amongst the youth.

Combatting the worst wedding crasher: The ‘Rona

Planning a wedding can take a lot of work. There are a lot of things to consider: the venue, food, drink, music, date, time, guest lists, weather and much more. On average, it takes a couple 13 to 18 months to plan a wedding, but it can be much longer. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that a lot can happen in any given time frame. Like a worldwide pandemic.

Cancel Culture Is Toxic

“Twitter, do your thing,” is a toxic line used to expose someone, a brand or company that is displaying problematic behavior.
It is the epitome of cancel culture, the idea that someone can be cancelled based on their unsettling remarks or ideologies. Although the term “cancel culture” is new, the act behind it is not. The trend is particularly popular amongst Gen Z’ers and Millennials.

TikTok: The Great Social Equalizer of Apps

TikTok is something of a great equalizer when it comes to social media apps. People of all ages flock to it because it’s fun, easy to use and there’s something for everyone. Whether that’s makeup, POVs, art or hot takes on your favorite childhood show, it’s the place to find your niche and maybe make a profit.


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