I introduce to you our January Queen for 2016, Reneisha. She’s the young aspiring nurse, God-fearing and beautiful. She has been natural all her life.
Hi everyone! I’m Reneisha Stephenson: a Jesus lover, Jamaican, natural hair enthusiast, nursing student and nature lover. I also love to dance, skate and read books.
Have you ever thought of perming your hair?
I have been natural since birth; my hair has never been permed or even flat ironed. Growing up I had a negative perception of my hair, I didn’t see it as pretty. In Jamaica, persons with curly or ‘mixed’ hair were the only ones deemed as having ‘good’ or ‘pretty’ hair. So, since I am not mixed I didn’t see my hair that way. At one point I wanted my hair permed but I didn’t ask my mother about it because I knew I wouldn’t have been allowed to. Now, I’m so glad I didn’t get my hair permed! I have really grown to love my natural hair.