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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I’ve been on hiatus but I’ve been working on hairasidentity.com, conducting research on hair as identity and editing a ton of interviews I’ve conducted on the topic. Stay tuned as I share some interesting insights. :)

It has been a LONG time since I’ve written a blog post and, during that time, three key things have happened!  First, I’ve been working on Hairasidentity.com.  I hope that you like it.  It’s taken a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get it to its current state and I love the progress we’ve made.  Of course, things can always be better so please share your comments on what you like and don’t like about the updated site.  A special shout out to 99designs.com for helping me find a designer for my new logo.  Specifically, Rudi4911 was amazing and did a great job creating a logo that captures how hair is both a physical and psychological reflection of our identity.

Second, I’ve been conducting research on hair as identity and I’ll be sharing various study results on the website.  Results?  Well, let’s just say that we have our work cut out for us as we work to create a society where all hair types are embraced in professional settings.  I have some ideas on how to bring this about and I’ll be sure to share my thoughts and research insights.

Third, I’ve been developing content for the website by interviewing various personalities on how hair reflects identity.  For example, I’ve spoken with human resources professionals, hair stylists, judges, students, administrative professionals and people I met on the street.  I am NOT a video editing expert and it is taking me FOREVER to get the interviews the way that I want them.  Rather than wait any longer, I decided to upload what I have and work on it from there.  One thing I’ve learned about entrepreneurship is that action is required!  Happy New Year and I look forward to reconnecting with many of you.  J

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  • Erica addison

    Tina, I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait to find out what is really going on in the natural hair community. Transitioning is tough and I need all the help and encouragement possible! Thanks for all your help.

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Happy New Year!

I can say that I am LOVING my hair. It has grown tremendously and I’m now having to attend to my hair in new ways. What do I mean? Well, check out today’s picture (I cannot explain why the top of the pic is blurry and the bottom of the pic is sharp!) and you’ll notice an errant section of hair on my right side right above my ear. I admit that I am VERY much an “every hair in place” kind of person. However, is my hair really errant? Something that needs to be in a certain arrangement? Or, do I have to adjust to the fact that some days my hair is going to do whatever it wants to do? What do you think?


Hi everyone,

For the first time in a long time, I took a true family vacation. One where neither my husband nor(or?) I did any work. We took a family RV trip from Boston to Florida making multiple stops along the way. QUITE an adventure. While I didn’t blog during the trip, I did gather material to share with you now that we’re back home.

On a personal note, I can say that I am LOVING my hair. It has grown tremendously and I’m now having to attend to my hair in new ways. What do I mean? Well, check out today’s picture (I cannot explain why the top of the pic is blurry and the bottom of the pic is sharp!) and you’ll notice an errant section of hair on my right side right above my ear. I admit that I am VERY much an “every hair in place” kind of person. However, is my hair really errant? Something that needs to be in a certain arrangement? Or, do I have to adjust to the fact that some days my hair is going to do whatever it wants to do? What do you think?

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