Veronica Dorsett @ Vancouver Mural Festival

On August 12th, 2017, I went to Vancouver Mural Festival for the first time, and I think it’s going to have to become a tradition. Vancouver really does have some amazing artists, and it is so exciting to see the city embracing them.

One of my best friends, my dad and I walked through the festival, and I was definitely impressed by everything we saw. Then, when I saw Veronica Dorsett’s work, I couldn’t help but smile and say “YES! THIS!”

Yes, I am Black and White - Veronica Dorsett | VoDorsett
“Yes, I am Black & White”

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Instagram Roundup | July

Inspired by many other bloggers out there, I have decided that at the start of every month, I will begin doing an Instagram round up of some of my favorite Instagram posts from the month before. Since August is now here, here’s a gathering of what went down in July. I got ombre green box braids, I got to be creative with friends, I finally shared some photos I had taken of  Xandria, and my thoughts on the Naked Illuminated Trio. I also got to enjoy West Coast life by hanging out on the beach. Overall, July was full. It definitely felt like I was taking advantage of the warm weather. *Honesty moment. Some of the below were taken in June, but were shared in July… 🙂

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July Instagram @Comfygirlcurls | Black Blogger | Natural Hair Blog
I also made an appearance on some of my friend’s feeds. Check it out:

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Meet my Mother – A Beautiful Soul

My mother has been a near-constant presence on my Instagam feed pretty much since the birth of my blog, and you all recently had the chance to see her in the Momma T x TildaKimono Collab. Now, in light of Mother’s day weekend, I wanted to give the world an opportunity to get to know her on a deeper level. She is a woman with wisdom and heart, and I think you’ll really like her.

With my notebook in hand, I met my mom for happy-hour beers, and asked her some questions. Sit back, relax, and read what Momma T had to say:

KT (Me): Start off with introducing yourself, what do you want the world to know about you?

MT (Momma T): I don’t want the world to know anything about me…

Okay fine. My name is Akosua, I turned 50 years old. I was born in Ghana–I didn’t grow up here. I lived a short time in Montreal, and then moved to Edmonton.

I’ve tried many careers, and finally settled on HR–Recruitment.  I love people, and I love supporting women to reach their full potential. I’m fascinated by the different paths there are to take people where they want to go. I look at my 5 strengths from Strength FindersLearner, Arranger, Restorative, Positivity, Empathy, and I love the definition of Empathy. It says I should always be working with people; I just love the nuances of humanity.

KT: What are you most proud of? (And no, you don’t have to say your children.)

MT: I’m most proud of my confidence level–and the decision to go back to school and to change careers. I’ve really struggled with indecision, so I’m really proud of creating a goal around the HR process–of writing it down, laying it all out. You know; creating 6 month, 1 year goals of where I wanted to be, and then actually accomplishing it all!

And also, I’m proud that I’m able to have three grown up kids that aren’t on drugs…

KT: Thanks mother…

MT: No but really, I’m proud of where they’re at and who they’ve shaped up to be.

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Vancouver Curlfriends – Black and Gold Brunch

When women get together, amazing things happen. 

This past Sunday, I attended the Black and Gold Brunch hosted by Vancouver Curlfriends, where they were kind enough to ask me to speak about myself, my blog, and my photography project; #ProjectNatural.

Growing up in a city with a severe lack of a “black community”, I am grateful to have met a group of women of colour who are dedicated to creating one.  In everyday life, I am an introvert. It is overall hard to convince me to step out of my house–to step away from writing, reading, or a Netflix binge. But when the opportunity to network with other women arises, I’ll do what I can to be there.

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“I like your natural hair better” and other...

Hey y’all. Xandria is back with another hard-hitting Guest Post.
You may remember her from some of her previous posts here and here. 
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Now, before we start, I want you to know that I get it. You had good intentions. In fact, you probably thought you were complementing me. BUT SURPRISE! Intentions don’t actually do anything to change the impact! SHOCKING. I know “it’s just hair!”, but hair is a much more layered and complex issue for women or color, and if you’re not one, then zip it and listen for a second! Because believe it or not I don’t actually need you to tell me what I should or shouldn’t care about, or how something should or shouldn’t affect me, because my brain is actually capable of forming my own emotions and reactions! WOW! And before you say “not all insert group of people do or think that!” please, just read this all with an open mind and heart, because it should be obvious that not all insert group does or thinks a certain way, nor is anyone implying that anywhere. Also remember that this is my story, and I am allowed to share my experiences and thoughts without you questioning their authenticity. So here we go.

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