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About This Episode
Hair care is a hot topic, and can sometimes be a daunting and confusing task. What are some safe haircare products we can use on our child? What’s the youngest age a child can get a perm? How do you communicate positive beauty and hair messages to your daughter? In this episode, our featured guest is Patrice Yursik of Afrobella.com, and she will share her thoughts on child hair care best practices.
About Patrice Yursik
Founder of Afrobella®. According to some, she’s the Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging.
Trinidadian-born writer Patrice Grell Yursik created Afrobella.comto fill a void and to celebrate the inner and outer beauty of women all shades of beautiful. Her award-winning blog shines a loving light on natural hair and the wonderfully wide range of gorgeous skin tones and sizes women come in.
Afrobella has been featured in Essence, Ebony, Glamour, the Trinidad Guardian, and Fast Company. Patrice has contributed her writing to Essence, Newsweek.com, and Ebony.com. She has been featured in advertising campaigns for haircare brand Cream of Nature and cosmetics brand Lancome, and hosted events for brands including Huetiful and Carol’s Daughter. Afrobella recently partnered with MAC Cosmetics to create her own custom lipglass called “All Of My Purple Life,” part of the Bloggers’ Obsession collection (which debuted on June 21,2011, and sold out in a week).
She was the natural hair blogger at AOL’s Black Voices and was one of the first writers for Vogue Italia’s Vogue Black online, and contributed the weekly Natural Hair Diary feature to Essence.com. Currently Afrobella contributes to xoJane.com. Afrobella was recently listed as one of Ebony Magazine’s Power 100, and has won more than ten online awards, including inclusion to the Black Weblog Awards Hall of Fame.
About Karyn Parsons
Karyn Parsons is best known as the character “Hilary Banks” on the long-running television show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Today she is a wife and mother of two. Parsons is also the Founder and President of the Sweet Blackberry foundation after being inspired by the true tale of a determined slave and the remarkable lengths he travelled to find his freedom. While growing up, Parsons’ mother, a librarian in the Black Resource Center of a library in South Central Los Angeles, would share stories of African-American accomplishment with her daughter. A mother and activist, Karyn created Sweet Blackberry to use the power of stories to inspire youth. Follow her on Twitter @Karyn_Parsons.
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(Black Enterprise) — For Patrice Yursik, having natural hair is more than a fad, it’s about embracing her God-given curls and understanding that it’s just as beautiful as any other form of tresses. Longing to see a reflection of herself in mainstream media, the Chicago-based blogger took matters into her own hands and created Afrobella.com, a blog that celebrates women who are “all shades of beautiful,” and reviews products for natural hair. Since launching in 2006, Afrobella.com has won several Black Weblog Awards—including Best Niche Blog, Best Culture Blog, Best Writing in a Blog, and Best Style and Fashion. Now, Yursik’s achievements are being recognized by BlackEnterprise.com as part of our first annual Black Blogger Month. Here, she discusses her journey to loving her natural tresses and the business of blogging about beauty.
I started blogging because…I started noticing a void in the representation of women who look like me in magazines and online. There weren’t any natural hair blogs to speak of at that time. So I wanted to write about natural hair and also kind of depict the fact that just because you have natural hair, doesn’t mean you’re wearing clothes that you made yourself out of hemp and make-up made from natural pigments. Women who are natural can also be glamorous.