RANT: Natural Hair Week UK thieved my Afro Swank Festival idea another example of how un-unified the UK natural hair community is
So the masses are informed, this is going to be a BIG fat old rant! I have never actually posted a rant on here, so this is a new experience for us all. For those WomanInTheJungle readers not aware, this site is run solely by me, Wunmi Akinlagun. I’m a UK based blogger and womaninthejungle.com was once upon a time simple my personal blog. This was meant to be my outlet, a place I could spew my thoughts. As this platform has grown I have found my ‘voice’ shrinking into the background as to not offend people and remain ‘professional’. Thinking about it now, people follow a wide range of sites dealing with the same topics to experience different perspectives.
Although I do have very limited help (I mean very limited), this site and all other WomanInTheJungle projects currently are all executed by me. I double up as, content creator, social media manager, event planner, graphic designer, creative director, pr, website coder, promotional team and everything else. I am not going to say Jack of all master of none, because I think I am way too modest about what I have achieved, successfully, over the last 3 years. It’s such a shame that the natural hair community is continuously embroiled in some sort of drama. There is always some blogger, normally the same person, causing a ruckus with others. You say hello to someone at a press and blogger event or chat briefly to them on social media and they feel they now know you are and all your business. It’s an even bigger shame most industries centred around predominantly black people, cannot work together to reclaim back our industries.
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