Naturally Fierce Feature: Sophia

Hey I'm Sophia. I'm from Columbus Ohio. Im a 28 year old freelance makeup artist, mama, wife, and natural hair enthusiast. Im mixed with black and white, my mom is black and dad white. The only reason I mention that info is because thats where my hair journey starts. My mom never really knew anything other than relaxing your hair and pressing it with a hot comb. She has burn marks still all around her forehead from all the years she burnt herself with that dag on hot comb! LOL So from the time I … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Taylor

Hi my name is Taylor DeClue. I'm a 21 year old college junior at Harris Stowe State University in St. Louis, MO. How long have you been natural?I have been natural since May 2011. What motivated you to go natural? Like most girls I had to have a relaxer or my hair was a hot mess back in high school. During my first year of college on winter break I decided I had enough of the chemicals. At the time i had a short Rihanna-esque hair cut. So one day, during that break I went to the bathroom, wet … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Kamilah

My name is Kamilah and I am the most introverted extrovert. Even with big hair that says “Come talk to me!” I am also quite reserved. I have Brooklyn veins but Trini blood. As a first generation American I grew up in a Caribbean household and I am proud of my heritage. The funny thing is I have been natural most of my life. I just had moments where I permed as opposed to most of my friends who permed most of their life and are now natural or considering. I am in the natural revolution or … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Tamara AKA Diggamatic

My name is Tamara but to most I am known as Diggamatic. I am a 36 year old Boston mother of 6 children ... 5 of which are girls. How long have you been natural? We are all Natural hair enthusiast in our home. Yes... I certainly have my hands full. I have been fully natural for 10 months now. I did my big chop in Oct 2012 after transitioning for a year. I had enough new growth by then that I was comfortable with cutting all my relaxed ends off. The hair dresser cut off 10 inches of hair … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Mel

My name is Melissa but everyone calls me Mel. I'm a New York Rican from the Boogie Down Bronx. My hair journey was long and tough at times but I'm super proud to be a Curly Girl! :-) How long have you been natural? or Have you always worn your hair curly? I had my first relaxer at 13 and that only lasted 2 years so I've been natural for a looooooooong time! How would you describe your hair? Massive, unruly, unpredictable - kinda like well, ME! What do you love most about … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Araba Apau

My name is Araba Apau, and I am a 19 year old college sophomore. I was born and raised in Yonkers, NY. How long have you been natural? I embarked on my natural hair journey in April of 2010, and have been natural for 3 years now. I transitioned from relaxed to natural hair for about 8 months, then finally decided to big chop the rest of my relaxed hair off because I was curious to see my natural hair texture. What motivated you to go natural? What inspired me to go natural was different … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Aevin Dugas AKA Guinness Book Record Holder for the Largest Afro in the World

  My name is Aevin Dugas, I'm from Napoleonville La and I work with women with mental retardation for the past 17 years. I wanted anymore. How long have you been natural? I went natural 14 yrs ago because I decided that permanently altering my hair wasn't what I wanted/ What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper & why? Well at that time I was a "struggler"! Lol, I just knew I didn't want chemicals and would have m best friend braid my hair and I'd rod … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Naomi

My name is Naomi Alves from Brooklyn, NY – I recently received my Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from CUNY Medgar Evers College. A little about myself – I’ve been dancing since I was 13-years-old, where I trained at the Harlem School of the Arts in ballet, modern, jazz, and Hip Hop. I’ve performed with Rod Rogers Dance Company in New York City as a company member, with Christina Milian for the Fresh Air Fund Benefit concert and guest appeared on the Dr. Oz Show "Supplement Superstars … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Tamia

My name is Tamia, I’m 28 and I reside in the DC Metro Area.  I’m an internal auditor by day; and yoga addict, fashionista, foodie and natural hair enthusiast by night.How long have you been natural?I’ve been natural for a year and five months now.What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper & why?I began my Healthy Hair Journey in late 2010 with no intention of going natural.  My #1 goal was to improve the overall health of my hair and retain length.  After doing … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Sarah

My name is Sarah Woldekidan, 23 years old and I hail from the DMV. Born in DC, raised in Maryland and received my Bachelor’s from Virginia Tech. I am a proud Eritrean-American, 1st generation born in the USA. I am currently working my way into the Women’s Basketball world and hopefully, help women athletes gain the respect they deserve. My hair journey didn’t begin with a huge epiphany to be natural. While I was in college, I didn’t have time or the money to go home and get a relaxer so … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Tamyra

My name is Tamyra. I'm from Michigan. I'm currently single. I have 2 adult sons, ages 19 and 23; they are the loves of my life. I am currently studying for my Licensed Esthetician State Exam, which is not as easy as I thought it would be. How long have you been natural? I've been natural for about 3 years. What motivated you to go natural? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper & why? I went natural because the "creamy crack was breaking hair off very badly. I  transitioned because … [Read more...]

Naturally Firece Feature: Tiffany

Born and raised in St. Louis, I’ve been on my natural hair journey for three years now. I first tried in 2008 but after five months of frustration with two textures, I gave up. I didn’t do my research that first time around…I only knew relaxers were beginning to negatively affect my scalp and I needed to find an alternative! But the second time around in 2010 I had begun watching YouTube religiously to find out what I needed to do to be successful.What motivated you to transition? Were you a … [Read more...]

Naturallly Fierce Feature: Kuana

 My name is Kuana Leggins. I am from the beautiful city of Orlando, Fl. Current Junior of the famous Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University studying criminal justice to become an aspiring detective.How long have you been natural?I have been natural for a total of 3 years What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why?I have always wanted to be natural even after perming my hair back in middle school. Going into my senior year of high school I decided to … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Lauren K

I am Lauren Keali or Just LK.Bed-Stuy Brooklyn native now living in Miami FL to attend Florida international university. I come from a predominantly Hispanic family (Puerto Rican/Native American/Panamanian).How long have you been natural? I've actually been natural my whole life! What motivated you to transition? The reason for me starting over was because I had heat damage and too many color changes. My highlights; after having 3 previous hair colors, killed my natural curls for good. Believe … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: LaDonna

I would first like thank you for featuring me in your blog! My name is LaDonna and I'm 21 years old from Cleveland, Ohio. I am a medical assistant at an Express Care clinic in Strongsville and a Nursing student at Cuyahoga Community College. Both of my parents are African-American and I have 3C/4A type hair. How long have you been natural?I've been natural for 1 year and 2 months now and I absolutely love it! #relaxed daysWhat motivated you to go natural? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Chisom

My name is Chisom. I’m Nigerian, 19 years old, and reside in Houston, Texas.How long have you been natural?I will be 4 years natural on August 7th, 2013. Whoooo! What motivated you to go natural? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper & why?I remember I was waiting for my mom to come home so she could relax my hair. I went on YouTube, in search of a possible hair style I could do next. While looking, I came across a video about somebody’s natural hair journey- I absolutely loved it! My mom … [Read more...]