About this Blog

The title of this blog, "I'm About to do My Thing," was inspired by Jill Scott's introduction to her poem "The Thickness" from her live album Experience: Jill Scott 826+. In this intro, she warns that the content to follow is "real" and proceeds to deliver a beautiful message about self-esteem in young black girls, what can influence and damage that self-esteem, and the entire village's responsibility--"it takes a village"--to elevate its children.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Loc Appreciation Day!

Do you love locs? I do! If you're like me, then you may be interested in Loc Appreciation Day, which is tenatively scheduled for June 25, 2011. My girl MeroĆ« Khalia is publicizing it, as are others, and I'm helping to spread the word. You don't have to have locs to appreciate them--I don't have locs, but I almost did about a year ago. Check the profile pic! :-) This day will be about a collective celebration of a beautiful hair/life style. See MeroĆ«'s video below for more details.


  1. Not going back to the locs in honor of this occasion? :)

  2. Ha! No, not at this time. :-) I've been thinking about it ever since I took them out, but I'm still learning fun things to do with it the way it is - just learned one this week! - so I'm going to keep exploring. I figure I'll always have the option whenever I decided to go for it again. Meanwhile, I'll just admire everyone else's!

  3. I thought this was going to be about the 90s South Central Los Angeles rap scene

  4. Love it! Mo, your hair is so super cute either way, I swear. Also...I left you a little something back on my blog...it's supposed to be a present...but...I might actually owe you an apology, lol.

  5. You know I love your hair however you wear it, but I'd be excited to see you bring the locs back! Which style is easier to maintain? (I realize this is a silly question coming from me, considering I never take that into account with my hair.)