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Essence: Cipriana Quann On The Moment Hair Became More Than Just Hair

Essence: Cipriana Quann On The Moment Hair Became More Than Just Hair

Via: Essence.com By: Cipriana Quann Photos: Joey Rosado   Between trying to learn about demarcation lines and the frustration that can come with dealing with two different textures, throwing in the psychology of transitioning hair can be unwelcomed stress you’re not ready for.   *click photo for larger image   For many, transitioning is something that happens(…)

Live The Process: A Moment With Cipriana Quann

Live The Process: A Moment With Cipriana Quann

via: Live The Process   Cipriana Quann believes that it’s our imperfections that make us beautiful and strong.   She felt caged in by the culture’s concept of beauty during her childhood and early adulthood. And, as a model, she struggled to build and accept her own identity in the face of unrelenting and conservative(…)

ELIZABETH ALMEIDA

ELIZABETH ALMEIDA

In this Curly Essence feature, watch Model, Elizabeth Almeida from Angola discuss all things hair, including everything from bullying in her youth, as the only girl of color in her class to finger detangling and her “love of cooking sweets, despite not knowing how to”.       Photos: José Ferreira    *click photos for larger(…)

Essence’s Journey To Beautiful: An Intimate Dinner with Erykah Badu & Ledisi

Essence’s Journey To Beautiful: An Intimate Dinner with Erykah Badu & Ledisi

On the cusp of Essence Magazine’s 44th anniversary and the recent release of their special 3 cover May issue with Singers, Erykah Badu, Solange and Ledisi, it seems only fitting to start a conversation dubbed the “Journey To Beautiful” and that is exactly what took place on May 7th.   Cordially invited by Essence, I attended(…)

Tedx Hackney: “In My Skin I Win”-Shaun Ross (Video)

Tedx Hackney: “In My Skin I Win”-Shaun Ross (Video)

“When I was younger a lot of people use to tease me, and I don’t come to all of you to say feel sorry for me because I don’t feel sorry for myself, I don’t…I am extremely proud of myself and I wish everyone in this room is proud of themselves as well.” -Shaun Ross(…)

Greenroom Magazine: Zoe Kravitz + Jimmy Giannopoulos + James Levy = ‘Lolawolf’

Greenroom Magazine: Zoe Kravitz + Jimmy Giannopoulos + James Levy = ‘Lolawolf’

Bonus questions plus an excerpt from my cover feature interview with Zoe Kravitz, Jimmy Giannopoulos and James Levy of ‘Lolawolf‘, in the new issue of Greenroom Magazine.     *click photos to view larger image   written by: Cipriana Quann via: Greenroom Magazine Photos: Brad Ogbonna     Some of you have had a past rich in the(…)

I’m Officially a Home Owner!

I’m Officially a Home Owner!

Hey everyone! I know I’ve been M.I.A from blogging and one of the reasons is my husband Carl and I became home owners as of April 1st! It’s a two floor Cottage right here in Austin!   For those of you that have been apart of my journey here on UBB, you know that we(…)

Pampano: Bottomless Brunch

Pampano: Bottomless Brunch

With warm weather finally breaking in New York, one of my favorite pastime excursions is finding some of the best brunch spots in the city. As a self-acclaimed avid foodie, I have a 3 point system in rating what restaurants make the cut.   1. Ambiance (decor, patrons, service)  2. Price (including drinks specials) 3.(…)