How to Support a Loved One with Mental Health Issues Amanda Funger | Avant-y News Almost everyone has been affected by mental health struggles, whether personally or when trying to support a loved one. Mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in the United States with about one Read more…
Not even the rain could keep away young people looking to get fresh air and have a good time in the midst of a pandemic.
Activism in the Age of Social Media Amanda Funger | Avant-Youth Due to the pandemic, many people are becoming involved with social justice movements through social media, which has become an increasingly popular avenue where a lot of people engage in activism. A Pew Research Center survey found that about Read more…
To close out season 1 of the Curly Gurlies podcast, we bring you the episode entitled Accepting Non-Naturals.
In this episode, hosts Cierra Ward and Leslie Daniels wanted to appreciate those who aren’t necessarily “natural.” Non-natural people should be accepted for how their hair looks as well.
Doses of Hope: My COVID-19 vaccine experience, as a Black journalist Image from Avant-Youth With the increase of COVID-19 cases and deaths daily, last year was a standstill for everyone. The constant enforcement of social distancing, masks and demand for disinfectant products would become our new reality. Fast forward to Read more…
Welcome back to the Curly Gurlies podcast!
In episode 4, hosts Cierra Ward and Leslie Daniels discuss how natural hair has been stigmatized in the workplace. Based on history and even throughout today, some companies seem to believe that a black woman’s natural curls are considered “unkempt” or “messy.”
Over the years, there has been an increase in women starting their own businesses. According to a report commissioned by American Express, women in America started an average of 1,817 new businesses per day between 2018 and 2019.
In this episode, hosts Cierra Ward and Leslie Daniels invited their first guest, natural hair enthusiast Davida Smart. The three discussed the history of natural hair and its impact on society by introducing historical figures like Madam CJ Walker and Janet Jackson.