Patricia "Deecoily" Gaines

Patricia "Deecoily" Gaines

Patricia Gaines aka Deecoily is the founder and creator of Nappturality in 2002, the beginning of the natural hair movement. Since 2000 she has been blogging on all things natural hair, Black culture and politics.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 05:11

A Close Look at New Naturals

It's not new. Afro hair has been around for millenia. And it wasn't always hated by its wearers. In other countries it was celebrated, styled into gravity-defying crowns of glory. We have a long way to go to get to where they were - but it's a challenge we are reaching for every single day.

Sunday, 26 May 2019 11:56

White Privilege and the Black Wall

We’ve all heard it. ‘White privilege”. Panels of white people discussing how they do or do not believe it exists. Panels of Black people discussing how they do or do not think it’s important that White people do or do not think it exists. The simple definition of White privilege is the set of advantages White people in society typically experience that are not experienced by non-White people.

Friday, 24 May 2019 19:59

Facebook. The Social Monster

There was a time before Facebook. People searched for and visited websites to find other people interested in the same things. They joined up, conversed with each other, shared ideas, made friends and discussed things that were important to them.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 18:08

Lip Plumping by Buxom

So, you think you don’t need a lip plumper? I didn’t think so either until I tried this.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 17:17

They Followed Me at Kohl's (UPDATE)

I can see why we are increasingly preferring to shop online instead of visit stores. No one wants to be treated like a criminal when you are simply shopping for shoes. And shopping while Black has become hazardous to your health.

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