The next installment for the Best Friends Series will be in stores this spring. I was inspired by the natural hair movement and all of the hair gurus that are currently populating youTube with their instructional videos.
Many women are fixated on what our society deems as beautiful and best friends have debated their beliefs in the beauty shops, nail salons, and the workplace for years, so this short story practically wrote itself. My intention for writing about the natural hair movement is to reveal some of the mindset behind a woman’s decision to embrace her natural hair texture. For a woman to cut off all of her relaxed hair in a “big chop” is a big step and has caused many women to breakdown in tears. The tears come because the image looking back at many of them in mirrors is so foreign and for some low-cut hair looks masculine. But thanks to women that embrace their natural hair and movies like Black Panther that embrace a close-shaven female head, we can once again see the beauty in a wonderful form. A hair style doesn’t have a gender, it’s just a hair style that’s adorning a person.
Conforming to societal standards of beauty has made women do some strange things to their body but I hope my latest short story will inspire women to help their friends enjoy their natural beauty. When you have the support of your friends and family you can do remarkable things without fear of rejection. All of us need a support system so make sure you acknowledge that the world is a very lonely place without one.
I’ve added a video below of one woman’s attempt to educate others to see the beauty of her natural hair texture. You can see she is passionate about the image she presents to society and her walk as a woman. What a wonderful, confident woman for young girls to see!
I’ll reveal the new book cover to the second book in my Best Friends Series in a few weeks so stay tuned. Thanks again for supporting my writing endeavors and for taking a moment to read my thoughts.
This week’s questions are below. If you wish to ask me anything, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll try to answer your questions here.
Q. - What inspired you to embrace your current natural look and will you feature new photos on your website soon?
AMB. – Oh my goodness, it’s true I’ve been rocking a natural look for a little while now but I still straighten my hair from time to time. I started my transition to natural hair about six years ago when I became concerned about the health of my hair. It was a journey that my family has been very supportive of my taking. I’ll add new photos to my website this spring so get ready for the reveal.
Q. - When will the next prequel Jacmuir novella come out? And who will it feature?
AMB. – It’s in the works but I don’t have a concrete date yet. It will be Silena’s story so readers will get to see how this powerful woman became the enemy of the Jacmuiran crown. I’m excited to see what everyone thinks about Silena’s family and how she developed her drive for power. She’s an interesting character with a great storyline.
Q. – Will you and Resa record more podcasts in the future? And will you keep the same format?
AMB. – Actually Resa and I have talked about starting the podcast up again. We’re not sure of the frequency and topics yet but we’re in talks. Our schedules will have a lot to do with what gets finalized but each of us are hopeful we’ll be able to bring something to you this summer.
Okay, that’s it from this week’s mailbag. Have a blessed week.
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