Naturally Fierce Feature: Hennalice

My name is Hennalice Silva, and I'm Cape Verdean (West Africa) but I was born and raised in the Netherlands. I'm 27 years old and graduated with a Bachelor of Law. How long have you been natural? How you was embraced your curls?  My hair has always been like this, but that does not mean that I haven’t ruined it by pressing and dying my hair a lot! I haven’t dyed my hair for 2.5 years now. I don’t press my hair unless it’s my birthday or a special occasion where I need to be classier and not … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Kiana

Hi! My name is Kiana Gardner and I reside in New York and have for my entire life. I am 21 and I’m graduating in May with a BA in Psychology and Sociology/ Anthropology. I’m still working on life after graduation but let’s talk about my hair! How long have you been natural? I received my last perm in January of 2011 and transitioned until August of 2012 which is when I “big chopped”. I count from when I chopped so I’ve been fully natural for 1 year and 7 months! What motivated you to … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Samantha

My name is Samantha and I'm originally from Chicago, IL, though I am currently living in San Diego, CA. I decided to go natural after seeing a friend's hair health and I am very happy I did. How long have you been natural? I have been natural for 12 years. What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why?  I transitioned into natural hair. After seeing my hair damaged, I knew I had to leave the relaxers alone and I've never looked back. How would … [Read more...]

Are afros alternative?

It honestly depends on whom you ask and what their personal reflection of the word ‘alternative’ symbolizes to them. Whether one is talking about a subculture of the Natural Hair Movement (NHM) or merely a trend, there is an image that you can form in your mind on what an afro means in 2014. An afro is defined as two things: 1) a style where thick, curly hair erects around the head and 2) a natural hairstyle of black people.  I prefer the New York Times’ definition when discussing Dante De … [Read more...]

A Woman’s Worth: Naturally Revolutionary

Does this image look familiar? Yes, it is a Rosie the Riveter inspired design. I wanted to reintroduce this strong iconic image to the Global Couture brand. What do you think? Leave comments below. A brief history of Rosie: Before the United States entered World War II, several companies already had contracts with the government to produce war equipment for the Allies. Almost overnight the United States entered the war and war production had to increase dramatically in a short … [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: Tiffany

My name is Tiffany.  I am thirty-three years old and I live in Virginia.  During the week I am a Registered Nurse and full time Mommy.  I enjoy life and spending time with my family and friends. How long have you been natural?  What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper & why? I have been natural for 5 plus years.  I really had no interest in going natural.  It kind of just happened the day I colored my hair.  Relaxers made my hair paper thin but I … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Tamsy

Hey beautiful naturals! My name is Tamsy (IG:mynaturalhigh), I am a Nigerian-American born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. I am 21 years old and a full time nursing student. How long have you been natural? This has always been a tough question for me to answer because I'm not sure if I should add the transitioning stage or not lol (but i normally do add it). So I started to transition of June 2010 and FINALLY chopped the remaining perm off in June 2011 (what a relief). So I guess I … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Tavyday

My name is TavyDay, I’m from Philly, residing in Delaware. I’m a mom, a poet, plus size model, and a maniac. My hair journey has been just as expressive as I am. How long have you been natural? Short and long for about 10 year’s total – the first 4 years I just let it grow out. I’ve loc’d, coiled, cut, and colored my natural hair a few times in the last 6 years. What motivated you to go natural? Being around other natural women was my biggest motivation. Watching them love and … [Read more...]