The Curly Girl Method Changed My Hair — and My Confidence
Beauty, Hair

For most of my life, my hair has been my greatest source of grief. Not to mention, arguments with my mother. “Comb your hair properly, it’s such a mess,” she’d say. Or “Cut your hair short,” she’d suggest every time I left it loose or if we had to attend a formal event. 

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What I Want the Beauty Community to Know Right Now

Last week, I was asked to provide a quote for an article for Fashionista.com — with the aim to speak to the beauty industry/community as a whole and share my thoughts, feelings, frustrations, or reflections. Below is my reflection and response. — Alice Where do I begin? There are so many things that I want…

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Dreaming in Gujarati
Heritage, Women

By Shailja Patel The children in my dreamsspeak in Gujaratiturn their trusting faces to the sunsay to mecare for us nurture usin my dreams I shudder and I run. I am sixin a playground of white childrenDarkie, sing us an Indian song!Eightin a roomful of eldersall mock my broken GujaratiEnglish girl! Twelve, I tunnel into…

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Big News! feat. Sephora
Beauty

Last week, we shared some big news. Along with seven other WOC-founded brands, Eadem will be part of the Sephora Accelerate program — meaning after six-months of business bootcamp and mentorship, our products will soon be on Sephora’s shelves. As founders of a still pre-launch brand, this is a pinch-us kind of moment. And it’s one we could…

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Black Hair at Home: Mandela Cocores
Beauty, Hair, Women

The pandemic hasn’t been easy on anyone or their routines, especially Black women and their hair. Since lockdown, we’ve faced an aesthetic and philosophical reckoning. We’ve had to ask ourselves: What happens when we suddenly decide to let colleagues see our natural hair? How does learning — or relearning — how to nurture and style our…

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