Written By: Jazzmine D. Brooks
Nat·u·ral- /ˈnaCH(ə)rəl/ — existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind.
Curly hair seems to be taken as a sign of rebellion when it’s simply the act of existing. Having your existence looked at as an act of resistance can sometimes get you down. CurlyInCollege brings life to the dead ends we face with our hair and society’s perception of naturally curly hair.
Fisk University is so excited to be hosting FroDown 2017 powered by EDEN BodyWorks on Saturday April 1st. FroDown is an event that gives curly men and women a safe space to be themselves and boldly embrace their natural hair.
This is an opportunity to learn some of what it means to be natural and see the love and community that comes from just having a mutual appreciation for natural hair. It’s expected to be a time of fun and information to inspire women who are already curly and future curlies to fall in love with the beauty nature gave us all.
These Fisk students are loving on their hair and you can too when you come to FroDown 2017 powered by EDEN BodyWorks!
“Being natural is learning how to love myself, giving myself a chance to be happy as I am.”
— Sadara Welch, Fisk University freshman
“Being natural is appreciating and loving your crown [despite] the prolonged conditioning that has caused so many of us to hate and mistreat our hair.”
— Mekka Abdullah, Fisk University sophomore
“Being natural is accepting myself as I am and the beauty God gave me. For a long time I hated my natural hair and now I’m able to embrace it.”
— Mickey IntVeld Sutherlin, Fisk University junior
FroDown is an event you don’t want to miss. Be there to get the tools you need to resist the societal norms of what makes “good hair.” Naturally curly hair is not an anomaly. It is beautiful.
FroDown 2017 powered by EDEN BodyWorks Fisk Edition will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 12pm.