Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch

I feel that it is crucial for us as adults to help instill healthy self-esteem and reflect healthy body images into our children and the children around us. As a mother, I want to do my best to raise my son to love himself from hair to toe. I hope to do the same for my nieces and nephews.

I’ve been a crucial part in my oldest niece’s hair journey since she was 2 years of age. I’ve been working with her mom and dad to help maintain her hair but also help her to embrace her natural God given beauty. At 11 years of age she has started to come into her own. She even does her own hair!

Photographer Daniel Racz captured these images of Jenae and I during a recent shoot. The purpose of this shoot was to convey a passing of the torch from myself to my niece in embracing her natural beauty and loving herself just the way God created her. She wears her crown with pride and I couldn’t be any more proud of her.




Model: Jenae Dahlia

Hair: Cleansed Eden Body Works Peppermint Oil Shampoo. Leave-in Moisturizer by Hello Curlies. Braidout using Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter on damp hair. 

Denim Vest and Floral Denim Shorts: B.P

Tanks: H&M 

Floral Shorts: H&M 

Shoes: Converse



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