Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Found It! A Jewminicana on Naturally Curly Hair

Most of you already know I ADORE Latina magazine. (Am I Latina? No, not a drop. Lol.) I loved it even more when this month's issue arrived in my mailbox, complete with an essay on one Dominicana's story of her lifelong frustration with -- and then acceptance of -- her hair.

Of course I immediately wanted to share it with you guys, but Latina didn't publish it online. But with a little bit of sleuthing (gotta love being a journo) I found that the writer, Aliza Hausman (shown here in a picture from her wedding), shared it on her blog a few months back, before the magazine picked it up. (And now I'm combing through my own archives for mag-friendly material, hmmm....)

Anywhoo, check out Aliza's hair story here. She describes how her mother (and others) taught her how to hate her hair, and how she fought with it -- until her would-be husband showed her how to love it.

Oh, and for those wondering about the term "Jewminicana," it's one that Aliza uses to describe herself -- she's a Dominican-American woman who converted to Orthodox Judaism.


Aliza "La Jewminicana" Hausman said...

Holla! Hola! Hello! Thanks so much for the free publicity. I frequently discuss my hair on my blog. My hair has been such a journey in itself that I feel like I could write a whole book about it. By the way, I'm a big fan of Ouidad products and Miss Jessie's products. Not such a big fan of Frizz Ease or a lot of the over the counter stuff. Thankfully, for now, my husband keeps me in a good, quality hair products.

Miss Marche said...

Omg, hi! You're so welcome. I loved the piece in Latina, and your blog is fascinating. Glad you came by! :o)

Sexless and the City said...

Loved the 10 things article. Good post! I can relate to EVERYTHING on the list. Especially the "did you cut your hair" my hair is a drastically different length depending on the weather and day of the week. But no one can ever get it. Ugh. Frustrating!

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