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The author photographing the restaurant's Ganesha statue set for Diwali. Photo: Jingo Media. Located in the quant, historic
It may be time to switch from chemical hair dye to henna hair dye.
I find, when I travel internationally, especially in Africa and Asia, whatever that feeling is that I have at home--that feeling of being other, as a Black woman, doesn't exist. There is curiousness but not consternation. I walk comfortably in my difference, knowing that I am adding diversity, vibrantly, to the place where I am visiting.
There is no chance I will ever become a heroin addict. I hate needles. Even the THOUGHT of an IV makes me cringe. It was with this attitude and proclivity that I approached tattooing. You might say I was just 'slightly' squeamish.
I've been inhaling secondhand Christianity for so many Decembers that the irony took a moment to register. Here is a little girl who, not unlike me as a child, was curious and learning about cultures and religions different from her own. Her innocence is still untainted by the schisms of race and wore henna for an appeal that's independent of cultural significance, much like I give and receive presents for Christmas every single year.
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The art of applying henna to the hands and feet is known as Mehndi, and is traditionally used for celebrations and rites
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While the ritual has only gained popularity in the West in the last couple of decades, mehndi has long been an integral pre-wedding ritual for any South Asian bride, dating back to as early as the 15th century.
Sudan has tried to eradicate female genital mutilation since 1946 to little avail. But now women's health groups have taken the crusade in their own hands--or rather, their own painted hands--in an effort to subvert the practice.
Everywhere I look I see tattoos. Plain brown-wrapped bodies seem to be soooo 20th century. 40% of Americans aged 18-40 have at least one permanent tattoo.