I am my hair. Often adorned and embellished, this external extension of me, this visual exterior show of me. Be it long, short or somewhere in between, there is no denying that I am my hair. Internal factors sometimes directly affect our hair. Those that employ some semblance of a healthy regimen (diet and lifestyle) are rewarded with vibrant, lustrous hair. Stress can literally wreak havoc on a head of hair! Causing dry, brittle hair and serious breakage. Hair loss is sometimes the result of side effects of medicines and aggressive medical treatments (see hair loss and chemotherapy, http://www.healthline.com/health/chemotherapy#SideEffects3). Have you ever heard of alopecia (http://www.healthgrades.com/conditions/alopecia)? Is it safe to say that the presence or absence of a thing so seemingly simple as hair, can contribute to the overall build up or break down of ones’ personality? Is hair then an environmental factor? I did after all grow up without my father, but I been rocking this hair for 30+ years. Nevermind if the walls could talk. If our hair could talk, oh the tales each head of hair would tell! I believe that consciously and/or subconsciously, hair does affect our day to day lives. Another component which is me… My crown and glory. My strength. I am my hair.
Photos: August 2015, before the big chop & color.April 2016, after the big chop & color.
Check out first photos of my personal Natural Hair Journey… https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10208737684020292.1073741856.1257799850&type=1&l=65f1c37c62
Stay tuned for ‘I am NOT my hair…’ #IAmAndIAmNotMyHair ~Kat. CEO at FreedomInk Publishing, http://www.freedomink365.com/the_books
“Every ex is like a dealer serving my favorite brand of drug. They know what I like & how I like it and each is all too willing to give me what I want! It may seem free, the parting of legs, but it comes with a heavy price to pay…”
Carnal Sobriety available via paperback at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Indie Bound and wherever amazing books can be found. Purchase links available at the Publisher’s home site, www.freedomink365.com/the_books
CEO at FreedomInk Publishing, Katandra Jackson Nunnally
An addiction is the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity. Do tell! What’s your addiction?
“I felt like I needed a man to validate my worth. Sex made me feel wanted, needed, desired, beautiful, powerful, loved. I was totally in control! Right?”
Do you Goodreads? Add Carnal Sobriety… bit.ly/1QYxkhY
~CEO at FreedomInk Publishing, Katandra Jackson Nunnally, www.freedomink365.com
I’ll be the first to attest that 37 years old is not old. To be exact, I am 36 years, 3 months, 16 days, 7 days, 45 minutes… AND counting!! Depending upon how you perceive a 1/2 filled cup, rather or not you are an optimist or a pessimist, can be somewhat determined. As opposed to seeing the moment we are born as a moment closer to our date of expiration, I’ve chosen to accept my birth as a step closer to my destination. What destination is that? Why, Destination Greatness of course and please don’t believe for a second that you are not great… You are!
With that said, I’d like to bring you up-to-date via my current situation. As of mid-May, I will once again be an Undergrad Student at Georgia Southern University. I withdrew late Fall 2009, just a few short months after I enrolled. Flashing lights and big city life called out to me… So I abandoned my college career before it truly began.
Atlanta will forever be a part of me. It may always be my favorite city. But no matter where life takes me, all roads lead back home. So here I am, back in my small hometown and dreams of an unfinished accomplishment have danced in my head for far too long. The thought to return became a very strong desire. That desire fueled the drive. I was determined to finish.
Uncertain of if I’ll be accepted for a 2nd time into the University. See, you have to have know at least in brief, a bit of my background: raised by a single mother, survivor of child sexual abuse, teenage pregnancy, high school dropout, GED recipient. I’d never in a million years fathom attending an educational institute beyond tech college. But you’ll never know that no is a no until you’ve dared to believe, if even for just an instance, in the possibility of yes, especially in the face of so much adversity!
Not only was I accepted to attend Fall 2009, I recently received my Letter of Acceptance to attend Spring 2016. I’ll be picking up the ball where I dropped it so to speak. My Major is still the same. I’ll be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Concentration undetermined. However, I do believe I’d like to put my sights on a double Minor in Spanish and Sociology.
I’m excited about this new chapter in my life. Go Eagles, go!
CEO at FreedomInk Publishing, Katandra Jackson Nunnally, http://www.freedomink365.com
“Every ex is like a dealer serving my favorite brand of drug. They know what I like & how I like it and each is all too willing to give me what I want! It may seem free, the parting of legs, but it comes with a heavy price to pay…
In your hands I’m a mess. My body screams for sex. And you are all too willing to oblige. My knees your body pry. As you thrust into that sacred part of me. This desire, this need, this addiction is obviously stronger than I’ll ever be!”
Carnal Sobriety is available at Books-A-Million… http://bit.ly/1t1lb6H
Enjoy this photo excerpt!!
“…alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes, cocaine, crystal meth, chocolate, gambling, shopping, toxic relationships, control… Sex. Dependency is a disease and every addiction needs a host !” http://www.freedomink365.com/the_books
March 2nd is Read Across America Day! Save the date. This super special day is in mass commemoration because it just so happens to be the birthday of one of the most widely read Authors ever. Have you seen the following movies: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, The Cat in The Hat? All of these amazing books turned movies are but a few of the titles penned by Theodor Seuss Geisel a.k.a Dr. Seuss.
This March 2nd, I’m asking that you please commit to pick up a book and read. Read it for yourself. Read to a child. Read to an elder. Just read because #ReadingMatters and I do believe that Theodor Seuss Geisel understood just that! Take the pledge to read—> http://www.readacrossamerica.org/
As for me… What is my favorite Dr. Seuss book? I’m glad you asked!
What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?
Katandra Jackson Nunnally, CEO at FreedomInk Publishing, http://www.freedomink365.com
Psychology. Human sexuality. Biography & Autobiography. Personal Memoir. Self-help. Compulsive behavior. A true story about sexual addiction. Carnal Sobriety is available via paperback at Barnes & Noble, http://bit.ly/1CuXG67 Enjoy this Photo Excerpt…
“Is that the ultimate need? To secure some agent to act as a salve, a bandage, a cover-up, concealer over the black eye, as opposed to facing the issue head on. Nobody wants to address the fist. We’d all much rather take something for the pain and make it all go away.”
CEO at FreedomInk Publishing, Katandra Jackson Nunnally, @Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreedomInk365