No More Hair Drama

No More Hair Drama

by Antoinette Shar'Ron Johnson

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Overview

This is a non-fiction book about the journey that I have taken in the world of hair through the many different styles, times, and attitudes toward African American women and their hair. It is designed to be a learning tool showing the many challenges and pressures that African American women have put on themselves regarding hair. This book is a true testament of the African-American woman's journey into the pursuit of the perfect and ideal style and how that, at times, ties into a woman's self-esteem. After I locked my hair on December 26, 2001, my mission was to tell a story about my plight in finding myself through my hair, being comfortable in my skin, loving my distinct African features, and truly loving who God made me to be. It is my estimation that women of African descent continually connect hair with self-esteem and self-worth to the degree that we look at extremes; if our hair is "nappy or kinky" then it is bad and if our hair is "straight" or "loosely curled" then it is good. The chapters in this book touch on the hair care industry, your mind, body, and soul and how they play a part in your hair, the devastation of hair loss, and hair from the perspective of women and men.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426907173
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 01/14/2010
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 0.36(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

About the Author

Antoinette Shar'ron Johnson was born in Newark, New Jersey and raised in Somerset, New Jersey. She has been writing for 20 years. Antoinette was the Creator, Editor-in Chief, Design Artist, Co-Layout Director, and Staff Writer for The Mount Zion Newsline the official newspaper for Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, New Brunswick, NJ.
Antoinette has held the position of Assistant Editor for the First District Flame, a newspaper published by the First Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Church which circulates 10,000 copies throughout the tri-state area. She has written and published over 130 articles for The Mount Zion Newsline (newspaper), The Christian Observer (newspaper), The Christian Recorder (newspaper), The Positive Community (magazine), and In the Church.com (newspaper). Her articles have been published in print and online. Currently, she is the editor for New Beginnings in Community Living, a newsletter for families of the developmentally disabled, and she writes an inspirational column and spotlight stories for the newsletter.
Antoinette is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum degree specializing in English and Language Arts through the University of Phoenix.
Some of Antoinette's future writing projects include dramatic romance and mystery novels for adults, women, teens, and children. Antoinette has been married for 20 years and has two children.

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No More Hair Drama 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Natalie55NT More than 1 year ago
No More Hair Drama was well written, easy to read, and hard to put down! My daughters are now reading it (ages 20 and 27). There is so much hair drama in our home I know this book will make an impact. I also feel No More Hair Drama is for all women, not just African American women. I'm Italian American and have curly kinky hair. Of course when I was growing up all I wanted was straight soft pretty hair, not frizzy, kinky and curly. I related to many of the stories remembering so many hair drama memories as a child and young adult that I chuckled when reading the book. You have to come to the realization one day that you are NOT your hair and the Author Antoinette Shar'ron Johnson gives such great insight and inspiration that many can benefit from at a young age. You really don't have to go through life having hair drama!