Hola Chicas/Chicos...I pray all is well with everyone.
Well, I've got another beautiful natural with a wonderful story to tell. Meet Sesily Coleman, a beautiful mother of two gorgeous children. Sesily is a woman very much to be inspired from, she's a hard working self employed mother who has an infectious smile and great energy. Did I already mention how beautiful she is..inside and out. I am honored to feature her story on All Things O'Natural, so let's give her some love and I know you will enjoy her story and find it as inspirational as I did...Enjoy
I've Got A Story: Sesily
1. What inspired you to go natural?
I was inspired to go natural again after losing my husband to a senseless murder over three years ago. After being totally depressed and stressed out by the entire situation, I developed an enormous stress spot on the top left corner of my head. It took me a little while to decide on the BC, but it was a huge step in starting over again.
2. How long have you been a beautiful natural?
This time around, I've been natural for a year. previously, I was a natural all through my undergraduate college career
3. In regards to natural hair, do you feel as though the same stigmas of hair type exist, for example, do you hear people use the term 'good hair' or 'good grade of hair' in regards to certain hair textures?
I do indeed feel that there is still a "stigma" when it comes to natural hair, especially being a native of New Orleans. Some are more concerned with whether one particular texture makes you more "natural" or even "beautiful" while we should focus on how original we are.. my goal is to inspire those who I come across to understand that God created each of us differently, and we have to embrace each and every characteristic that he blessed us with
4. Do you feel as though most black men are supportive to natural hair? How about other nationalities?
Living in Atlanta, I'm finding that black men are starting to embrace natural sisters. primarily, the "long hair" stigma was "what was up", but I'm noticing a large abundance of beautiful black women transitioning to what they were originally blessed with, and the men are DEFINITELY noticing. Being a natural should be an overall outlook...not a fad..
5. How do you maintain such beautiful coils?
I keep me coils moisturized (especially because my hair is colored) with your O'Natural Natty Butter and SheaMoisture's Raw Restorative line and their African black soap line. I swear by them both!
6. Do you have any words of wisdom to pass on to others striving for a natural lifestyle?
A natural lifestyle doesn't stop at your hair. Being completely honest with yourself, a steady walk with God, finding peace within yourself, and maintaining positive health...that's what being "natural" is all about. You have to open your arms wide to embrace all that comes your way, both the good and the bad. Being a "natural" is about overcoming obstacles, telling your story, and being a positive staple to others so you can continue to inspire.
The Beautiful Sesily Coleman:
I hope you enjoyed Sesily's feature as much as I did..If you have a story to tell and would like to be featured on All Things O'Natural, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org and use the header, I've Got A Story
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