Lips. And, facial expressions. Priceless, apparently, soul-piercing facial expressions.

February 22, 2018


I developed a hyperawareness of my facial expressions and my lips at a very young age.

In the sixth grade my hyperawareness was traded in for shame. I remember the exact moment someone of the opposite sex made me uncomfortable with part of my womanhood for the first time. A boy in the eighth grade told me that I had DSL’s. In case you’re unfamiliar with the term, DSL is a moniker for the term dick sucking lips. Yes, he was an absolute asshole for what he said. Did he intend to be the cause of an experience that would change the way I saw myself? Nah. But, the damage had already been done. For at least the next four years, I did as much as I thought I could to draw as little attention as possible to my lips.

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Chriss Zoe Discusses Starting Her Business, Positive Body Image, Healing After a Past Relationship and Making Big Moves in 2018

February 8, 2018


My name is Christina E. Rogers. I am an entrepreneur and a creative. I sing, rap and write songs. I’m a published author and CEO of my own clothing store. I also love and live to inspire others.

Alicia: You’ve been very open and honest about a series of life changing events that have occurred in recent months. What has been essential in keeping you uplifted through it all?

Christina: I explained this to a close friend last night. I went through a HORRIBLE situation. The life I knew and built for years was ripped from me, in an instant, due to domestic violence...

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Weekly Natural Hair Care
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February 2, 2018


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Why & How I Transitioned to Natural Hair

January 29, 2018


I’ve always had a lot of hair. Very thick hair. That required extra attention to detail specifically because I chose to transition. The point at which natural hair meets relaxed hair is the most fragile. That is typically where most transitioners experience breakage. The comb would glide through the natural hair that had grown out and give me hell all throughout the remaining relaxed hair. I was averaging about two hours on detangling alone. One Friday night in September 2015, I stood in the mirror dreading having to go through the detangling process. So, I went and got a pair of scissors instead.

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About Me: I’m a millennial naturalista learning to love something new about myself each day while living in a society that perpetuates the idea that I shouldn’t. Joy Personified is an inspiration-led community for women who embrace their natural hair, as well as women who are committed to self-care.


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