Category Archives: Word from Bri

Welcome 2017

Is it just me or are odd numbered years seemingly better than even? Don’t get me wrong, 2016 was a good year but for some reason I have faith in odd numbers. Jesus rose on the third day, God finished creating the world in seven days and I was born in the ninth month on the twenty third day in 1997… odd numbers are lit. Although, Donald Trump will be going into office this year, aside from that, I think it will be a good year… *cheers for my optimism*


Any who, I have big plans for this year. No, not a “New Year Resolution”. I’m not necessarily against New Year Resolutions but I do feel like maybe 20% of people stick to them or let alone remember what their goal was by mid March. I just feel as though New Year Resolutions have a bad connotation to them so I’d like to call this my list of “Prolonged To-Do’s” (I’m extra… I know).

10 Prolonged To-Do’s:

  1. Smile more
  2. Meet new people/ network
  3. Travel  (whether a road trip and air bnb with friends; GO SOMEWHERE)
  4. Intern in the fashion, media or entertainment industry
  5. Eliminate self doubt and excuses and ‘shoot your shot’, there will be people down the road to doubt you,  you can’t be one of them
  6. Stop being so indecisive!
  7. Treat yourself and your family
  8. Healthy eating, lose weight and tone body (such a cliche, I had to add it)
  9. Buy clothes that express your style
  10. Document your life. In photos, writing, videos, etc.


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The Natural Kinks

The Natural Kinks… what does that entail?

When hearing The Natural Kinks do not only think about natural hair because I am so much more than a resource for natural hair regimens. I named this site The Natural Kinks because life naturally has impediments and bumps in the road that we all must overcome in order to succeed. So, yes, my name goes with the idea of being a naturalista (one who embraces natural hair) but I can attest that my blog is much more than that.

I plan on posting about various things in my life that come up as the days go by. I aspire to work in fashion so I will write about trends. I am also college student who is still exploring things outside of my comfort zone so my new interest will make an appearance on my blog. Of course I will continue to write about fitness, natural hair/ protective styles and fashion. But, I will also write about social oppression, activism, college life, music, tv shows, or whatever I feel like writing about.


Hiatus Lifted

As noted, my last post was sometime in July when my days were spent killing time in my room where I decided to create a blog. It has occurred to me that I often become extremely passionate about an idea and never stick to it. I refuse to allow The Natural Kinks to die off like previous passions. I’m still navigating the site and figuring out some of the hacks. Although I will not be able to post as often as I’d like, I am personally announcing that the temporary-unannounced hiatus has been lifted.

Since my last post, I’ve started and finished my first semester of college, joined many clubs on campus one being Her Campus where I write content for their online magazine. Time in college flies by and with that I’ve noticed that I want to look into different programs such as studying abroad, or even transferring to another school. My current school is pretty conservative and in the middle of no where.  There are literally cows across from my dorm…

The campus is very friendly however, I don’t feel like it represents me. I feel like I belong in a city, navigating the world on my own, making new friends and developing as a person. There are not many opportunities for work in fashion at my current school and they don’t offer any fashion courses. I know the transfer process is going to be a pain but I don’t want to look back at my undergrad years wishing I applied to other schools. I’ll keep you all posted on the transfer-student application process.