Start writing a post

Embrace your crown: A poem about accepting the natural beauty of your hair

My curly hair is beautiful and acceptable.

Embrace your crown: A poem about accepting the natural beauty of your hair

the wall

@Denese Duran82
Denese Duran is Ceo of Podcasters Unlimited, a podcasts production network and consultancy.The company also produces its own podcast of the same name, Podcasters Unlimited: A Podcast for Podcasters. Denese has gone on to found the Podcasters of NJ a podcast incubator to assist for podcasters with growing their knowledge of the industry and equipping them to host and produce podcasts for themselves or others.In her career, Denese works in the social work field on is on the path to receiving her master’s degree in social work from Kean University in New Jersey.
Denese Duran

Hair expression could be described as the ultimate beauty, exemplified in feminine energy.

However, having coily, wavy, curly, or wiry hair is considered troublesome to most, unlikely jubilated and implicitly limited in its appeal.

Instead, it is characterized by expressions like puffy and kinky, with the notion that our hair is lackluster.

We subject ourselves to heat, flat irons, and protective hairstyles.

I am acquiring lengths to warrant wavering complements of beauty acceptance.

A poem about finding beauty and comfort in this lifetime

I also challenge you to perfect beauty's diverse, dynamic perspective, despite the perpetual debate.

For young girls and women to never have to endure a hair straightening relaxer or face judgment based on their hair's texture would be a beautiful thing.

My curly hair is not only beautiful, but I also assure myself that my hair is acceptable.

My uniqueness is my vigor and the zeal to exhibit it in all moments is my privilege. So, to all the beautiful, fierce and magnetic queens—embrace yourself!

Have you got something to say about this subject? Submit a post here and start the conversation.

I'm pleading for pop culture to stop playing OCD for laughs

Perhaps the time has come to re-evaluate how we portray OCD in films and TV series.

Melvin Udall in As Good as it Gets

I've had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was a child and I'm now in my early 40s. For all of this time, I have felt like I should be apologizing for it.

It's like this invisible phantom that engulfs one in fear and doubt and brings dark clouds to a shiny day at the park. The sense of guilt has always followed me due to the disorder being a part of my everyday life. For whenever I would try to talk about it to a friend or a relative, to explain a certain lifestyle choice, to touch upon its debilitating nature, I've often been looked at funny in return.

Keep reading... Show less
#StartTheConversation by joining us on

Join our new platform for free and your post can reach a huge audience on Indy100 and The Independent join