Accepting my hair for how it is was a long journey that I'm still traveling. I grew up in a family that believed in perms and hair straightening. Now don't get me wrong. My parents always taught me to love myself, but I would always find myself loving myself better with straight and permed hair. Society has always taught African American women not to love certain parts about themselves and kinky and coarse hair was something unprofessional, unattractive, and even unsanitary.
TRY to imagine a world without chocolate. No more hot chocolate, hot fudge, or red velvet. Almost every type of sweet food can incorporate chocolate. The local grocery stores are filled with chocolate cakes, chocolate cookies, chocolate ice cream, and much more. On Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and even Easter, chocolate reigns as the top choice for sweets to be distributed. It is no argument that the world loves chocolate. The argument rises when it comes to whether or not that love is beneficial to our health. For many people, chocolate can be a “guilty pleasure” or something they eat on the cheat days of their diets. This is because it is mainly seen and appreciated for its sugary contents. When chocolate is seen in a healthy light, it is always dark chocolate that gets the shine. Milk chocolate is always left behind in the shadows and deemed as the “unhealthy” chocolate. However, recent studies suggest that maybe milk chocolate isn’t as unhealthy as previously assumed and can maybe even hold a candle to dark chocolate when it comes to health benefits. Although milk chocolate shouldn’t become your new go-to healthy snack, hopefully, you won’t feel so guilty and like you’re doing your body injustice when you splurge and eat that chocolate bar.