Calling All Kids With Kinks!

Raising Confident Kinky, Coily and Curly-Haired Kids

Raising Confident Kinky, Coily and Curly-Haired Kids

Saturday, Nov. 2nd 2013 at 2:30-4pm

Macon Public LIbrary, 361 Lewis Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11233

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

Teaching Our Kids to Love Themselves

Raising confident kids is hard under most circumstances. As Black parents, educators or anyone working with Black children, the challenges associated with instilling confidence and a sense of pride into our children can be even more complicated. Especially when it comes to their hair and skin color.

Children’s author Ama Karikari-Yawson and Afro State of Mind author Lurie Favors will address this very issue at an event called “Raising Confident Kinky, Coily and Curly-Haired Kids” next Saturday November 2, at the Macon Public Library in Brooklyn, NY.

Ms. Yawson, the mother of two young boys, recently wrote Sunne’s Gift, a children’s book that deals with hair type and bullying.

She wrote the book after an incident in which the barber cutting her son’s hair told her:

“How can I tell you this? You have a real nigger here. He’s from the tribe. He is a native boy. This is not pretty hair.”

Lurie Daniel Favors' book Afro State of Mind: Memories of a Nappy Headed Black Girl is both a memoir and coming of age story about a Black girl struggling to find her place in a world where her hair and skin color simply do not fit the norm. After coming to grips with the reality that she doesn't have "good" hair, she begins the process of challenging long accepted norms and standards of beauty. In the process, she learns to love the hair she has and by extension learns to love herself.

This kid friendly event will include a children’s dance performance, read alouds from Sunne’s Gift and from Afro State of Mind: Memories of a Nappy Headed Black Girl, and a presentation on tools that we as parents can use to instill that necessary sense of pride in our children.

Join us on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm (not the CP time version of 2:30 pm—2:30 pm for real!) at the Macon Public Library (361 Lewis Ave Brooklyn, NY 11233 on Lewis between Macon St. and Halsey St). Space is limited so be sure to get there early!

If you'd like more information please email us at info@afrostateofmind.com.

Featuring Lurie Daniel Favors

Lurie Daniel Favors is an attorney, mother and the author of Afro State of Mind: Memories of a Nappy Headed Black Girl© which traces Lurie’s journey—from the hot comb, the Jheri curl, the perm and the Big Chop, all the way through her life as an all-natural attorney.


Featuring Ama Yawson

Ama Yawson is an attorney, mother and author of Sunne's Gift© which is a children's story which honors afro-textured hair and celebrates diversity while providing a bullying prevention message.