Hello, my name is AJ! I am a part-time writer and natural hair enthusiast! I started “Wonderfully Maned” to encourage and empower women of color to embrace their natural hair. We live in a world where our hair is under-appreciated and, in some cases, deemed as unacceptable. I want women of color to know we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” by God. (Hence, the word “maned” meaning “hair”.) God has already approved of our natural makeup before the world could ever disapprove; including our hair. I didn’t always love my 4c hair. Mostly because society said it was “nappy”, “too kinky”, or that I didn’t have “good” hair. God helped me to unlearn those lies and how to love and care for my hair. I’ve worn my natural hair since 2012 and I love it exactly the way it is. It is my hope that “Wonderfully Maned” will encourage women of color to feel the same way.