Hey I Like your Afro

About me

Mitzi Figueroa 2009Hi there, I’m Mitzi.

I was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta Canada and moved to West Palm Beach Florida three years ago to attend Journalism school. I’m back to Canada land and I currently reside in the wonderful city of Vancouver. I’m in love with all things related to fashion, music, art and culture at large. And I’m especially obsessed with AFRO’s. Why?

To me, I guess they just represent a style. They represent a uniqueness that’s so obvious and unapologetic that I can’t stop but stare in envy. Those who are lucky enough to be born with natural spiral locks have the chance to explode a singularity of texture and depth to a sea of mediocre long layers. But apart from hairstyles, afro’s communicate confidence.

My fascination for afros has recently been solidified after moving to Washington D.C. The Monday to Friday commute to an internship where numbers and stock figures rule conversations has me craving color. And I’ve realized that color isn’t always in the physical variations of a spectrum but is also communicated through textures and depth. Whether it’s the texture of a winding old road or the color you see in a new neighborhood or a crowd of people you’ve never seen before, there’s a distinctive pallet.

In that way, afro’s have a texture that is loud, original and so wonderfully colorful. I find myself envying those afro’s so bad, that it tempts me to go out and force my hair to do that crazy thing too. But I stop myself because maybe it’s not actually the look I want. What I’m attracted to and what I’m craving to emulate is the confidence of a natural feature. Every single person is given a distinctiveness of perspective and we all have the privilege of complimenting and communicating that perspective through dress and style.

So I would like to broaden the focus of this blog away from just afros in general. I want to stretch it out to include all those who are pushing their own envelope. To creativity, confidence and owning your individual style. NEVER TAME YOUR AFRO.

Spot a great afro? Send in a picture to mitzi.fig@gmail.com!

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Hello my girl
I love your site.
And I love that u love Afros….

Comment by Divine

Mitzi this new blog is great. Good work!
ps. talked to Anna and Elizabeth yesterday. They were in North Dakota together.

Comment by greg

Hey love! I have gotten some traffic from your blog! Thanks! Love ya miss ya hope your year is great!


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