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Celebrating and centering the experiences of women of color.

I took the plunge and stopped relaxing my hair a few years ago, and I haven’t looked back

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I’m also officially done feeling guilty about it.

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Introspection

Lessons learned while boldly embracing this body


It Has to Be Said

Mo’Nique’s ‘auntie’ comments prop up supremacist standards

Remember Little House on the Prairie and the bonnets the White women wore? Historic head coverings weren’t a problem for real or fictional White women. Why are they a problem for Black women? Image: Getty.


It’s okay if your edges aren’t laid.

Black woman covering face with a hand, standing in a field of tall grass.
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An excerpt from the ECHOING IDA collection


Changing your hair starts with changing your mind about what it means to love yourself as you are

Smiling Black woman with natural hair.
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Putting on your face isn’t as important as it used to be

Black woman applying cream to her face in front of a mirror.
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The beauty industry is changing during the pandemic but Branch thinks that’s a good thing

A photo of Miko Branch.
Miko Branch. Photos courtesy of Miss Jessie’s, LLC.


She hates exactly half of me, the Latina half

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