Unfortunately, during the past few weeks many people around the globe have been experiencing mandatory quarantines amid the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the outbreak, the term “social distancing” has been frequently mentioned. Social distancing is basically another way of saying that people should physically stay away from other people to help slow down the spread of COVID-19; therefore, people will spend a lot more time at home.
Hey naturalistas…This doesn’t have to be a bad thing! Here are some things that you could do to help ease your mind of the stress and uncertainties of the pandemic:
Check out Nappily Ever After on Netflix
If you haven’t already, check out the movie Nappily Ever After(starring Sanaa Lathan). The film is actually more about female empowerment than black natural hair. Definitely a must see!
Binge Watch your favorite Natural Hair Channels on YouTube
Who really has time to just click through video after video for hours at a time? Well apparently, EVERYONE! When watching the right channels featuring awesome vloggers with meaningful content, 12 noon can turn into 5pm in no time. Here are a couple of channels to get you started:
M A E L I N G
Want to find time to read more? There’s no time like the present!
Reading a good book is a great way to put this free time to use! Here are a few books to consider adding to your collection:
You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have To Explain: Phoebe Robinson
Well-Read Black Girl: Glory Edim
Well, That Escalated Quickly: Franchesca Ramsey
Becoming: Michelle Obama
Americanah: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Own Your Glow: Latham Thomas
The Last Black Unicorn: Tiffany Haddish
Try Meditating and/or Yoga!
There’s no better feeling than the relief you feel after joining a mediation or yoga session at a local studio! Well because we’re not supposed to be around each other, so while paying a visit to a studio (especially during a time like this) it’s out of the question! What’s the next best thing? Participating online with some of your favorite yoga and mediation instructors! Here’s a few industry experts who’ll be hosting online sessions or posting yoga routines. Visit their social media pages and websites for more info:
Stephanie Osborne- MeditateNOLA
Adrione Domino & Kenisha Thibodeaux- Domineaux Yoga
Brandon Copeland- Khepera Wellness
While you attempt to try the aforementioned activities during these unfortunate times, always remember to think positive, wash your hands, stay home and stay safe..We can and will get through this together!