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Woman of the week – Liz-Anne De Beauville

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Liz-Anne De Beauville

Ladies, how important is your hair to you? Well many people believe that a woman’s hair is her beauty and so with that sentiment, it is understandable why hair is such a big deal to women, especially black women.

With hair being a major priority, as you might expect, the hair industry is an even bigger deal because unlike women of other races where their hair is naturally straight, the curly texture of black hair demands a lot more maintenance which in turn requires more hair products.

For decades, the vast majority of the products needed were products created for the maintenance of relaxed hair (hair that has been chemically straightened) as it has been and still is the norm for black women to straighten their hair for a number of reasons ranging from wanting to make it more manageable and less time consuming, to the notion that straight hair looks more professional and neat.

However, in the past few years, there has seemingly been an awakening where black women all around the world are saying “NO MORE” to the hair relaxers and chemicals and are now embracing the beauty of their natural hair.

These women are also seemingly standing tall and defiant against the belief that natural hair is unacceptable as it looks unkempt, unattractive and unprofessional.

Well today’s WOTW is one of those women who has not only embraced her natural hair, but she is absolutely rocking it out and looking fabulous!

Liz-Anne De Beauville has taken her love of natural hair to a new level though…she is rallying the troops of Team Natural and empowering these women and showing them why they should love their hair just as it is.

By day, De Beauville is a member of the Radio St. Lucia team delivering news to the nation via the airwaves. In her spare time, the natural beauty is dedicated to delivering information, guides, tips, motivation and inspiration to Team Natural via the Facebook page 758 Naturals.

758 Naturals is a natural hair advocacy group where you can find tips, styling ideas, photos and more. The group is aimed at men and women who are either returning to the natural hair scene, transitioning, as well as those who have been natural all their lives.

Liz-Anne De Beauville
Liz-Anne De Beauville

The natural beauty has been rocking her natural hair for 10 months but said her journey started way before because she did some careful research beforehand that would help her along the way.

She said: “The big reveal of what my actual hair looked like came one faithful night in October 2015 when I decided to do the Big Chop (BC), which my older sister assisted me with. I had tried transitioning with braids a couple months prior, and despite attaining a considerable amount of growth during that period, unfortunately the amount of breakage I experienced on my edges left me feeling a bit disappointed. The braids looked good though. My former hairdresser was better able to take care of my chemically treated hair than I was. Having a sensitive scalp, not liking the amount of time spent on ‘hair day’, and the costs of maintaining straightened hair were some of several reasons which contributed to my decision.”

This, according to the 25 year old was when 758 Naturals was born: “I had questions…many questions. One of the most important things I learned was how to retain length on afro textured hair. I also learned that our hair responds differently and it’s normal to have two hair types on one head. Ever wondered why this side is longer/ curlier/ thicker than the other? Exactly! So much information was out there and I kept on getting more and more into it. And you know what? There were others just like me! This is why 758 Naturals exists. Sydel Charles who has been natural all her life took kindly to the idea and so started this advocacy group, serving as the group’s Graphic designer, and Amil La Force, the photographer as well as Shem Pamphile who is part of the group. You will find everything from interviews, sharing facts, quotes, and my favourite- directing photo shoots of St. Lucian naturals… all have been meshed together to created what I’d like our people to experience.

De Beauville said she has observed that many times, people with natural hair look down upon those with relaxed hair. In her case, she said: “No matter what phase a person’s hair is in, relaxed, transitioning, dread locked, etc, we encourage them to take care of it. It’s not my aim to tell people what to do with their hair. I do however want to make everyone aware that they have options…ALL hair types is beautiful, and people should be confident with their individuality.”

One thing that De Beauville said is disheartening is the stigma that follows women wearing their hair in its natural form. She said: “Unfortunately, and that isn’t the case for all, there are people who are heavily reliant on chemical treatments, but I wonder what they’re really treating. If they spent more time using natural oils and herbs for their hair, it would benefit them better than masking it with ‘creamy crack’ which only hides the bigger issue, which stems from our history, and self esteem. The worst part of being natural is seeing it discriminated against at schools, in the work place, throughout the Caribbean and wider world. No amount of ‘bad hair days’ and product mishaps could compare to the unsettling feeling I get when hate is shown to individuals who are just as talented, intelligent and capable as people with relaxed/ weaved hair. Your hair does not in any way affect your skills. We need to get out of the slavery mentality passed on to us.

As if her hair wasn’t perfect enough, De Beauville went on to reveal something that pretty much every black girl dreams of…fast growing, tangle free hair: “What most people don’t know is that after cutting my hair and going the first six months without using a comb, my hair was able to go into one plait. During that time it never locked. There are ways to get around it. Shrinkage is a beast though, but that was a huge accomplishment to me as a natural.”

15 Comments

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    Liz-Anne

    You look so beautiful in your beautiful African hair, and are quite blessed that you are not trying to make your beautiful hair look like the dead Caucasian hair, and wasting your money paying White Supremacist to look like them.

    Black people are made to hate themselves by the Evil Caucasian Jesus telling you that perfection is pale skin and dead hair like the Sarah Flood look. You are the Original Woman, the Cream, and the Essence of humanity, made directly by the hand of Allah.

    By your realizing who you are, you have saved yourself from being poisoned by the Chemical Warfare against your head which leads to Fibroids and Cancer.

    Here’s a statement from your sister:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1acSmRHN4R4

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  2. Liz,

    This fake hair-look, like the self-haters Sarah Flood Beaubrun, Mary Isaac whose desire to look like their Slave Masters is a multi-billion business that feeds of the self-hatred of black people who are told everyday by the white Jesus that they will NEVER be beautiful, until they become pale-skinned with blond lifeless hair without texture.

    In the case of Sarah Flood, she hopes to obtain “whiteness” through poisoning her natural hair with chemicals, because such people are mentally ill and damaged goods, through the process of miseducation and worshiping the Caucasian as their God and Queen.

    Many Original Women have now begun to rid themselves of these shackles of Chemicals and Weaves, but face staunchest opposition from brain-damaged Negroes who desire and lust after the pale people, like a Derek Walcott who has demonstrated his self-hatred by picking-up some Ms Daisy from the “Big House” on the American and English Plantations to return home with the statement, that NONE OF THE AFRICAN BEAUTIES IN ST. LUCIA WAS WORTHY OF HIS LOVE AND AFFECTION”. You will find many of these Negroes like Peter Josie and Rick Wayne as notorious examples of the mis-educated House Niggers; beware of such Negroes even as you would BEWARE OF THE DOG.

    So be prepared to hear the speech of disapproval from such self-hating Sambos, mis-educated Negroes who pray to dead people and a naked White man they believe is God Almighty, but remember you are the Original Woman, with the Million dollar Melanin that the Caucasian be dreaming about lying in the Sun. Here’s a little history of Black Hair.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U48565qmqUk

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  3. That”s not very nice my dear. Every person has a right to do as they please with THEIR HAIR. Congrats to those women who feel better with their natural hair. Let us not judge each other for what we feel is the right thing to do. Let us agree to disagree

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      Fairness Liberty Slave of White Supremacy:

      there is nothing judgemental about hating yourself to the point you bleach your skin and poison your God given Beautiful hair to look like a Caucasian. You are obviously some mis educated, self-hating Negress who wishes the clorox and Chemical Perms would make you Caucasian.

      Those days are over and when you stop praying to a naked white man as your God and Master we can talk , but for now Negroes like Josie and Rick wayne will keep telling you how “Nice” your fake wigs and processed hair looks even as I see you as a self-hating negress.

      Now this is the kind of masochism you Negresses practice to look white, and you come talking about Don’t judge? You need to be locked up in an asylum with your crazy self..

      Anyway I have to leave for New York for a few days, to see niggers dance naked in the streets where they are considered as Savages by Caucasians.

      https://www.facebook.com/t1771/videos/10152333768426942/

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  4. THE AMERICAN NATIONAL ANTHEM AND THE RESPONSE BY AN AFRICAN AMERICAN

    THE RACIST ANTHEM GLORIFYING THE SLAUGHTER OF THE ENSLAVED BLACK MAN:

    O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
    What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming,
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
    O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rocket’s red glare, the bomb bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,
    O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

    On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep
    Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
    What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
    As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
    Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
    In full glory reflected now shines in the stream,
    ‘Tis the star-spangled banner – O long may it wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

    And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
    That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
    A home and a Country should leave us no more?
    Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
    No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
    Between their lov’d home and the war’s desolation!
    Blest with vict’ry and peace may the heav’n rescued land
    Praise the power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
    Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
    And this be our motto – “In God is our trust,”
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    THE RESPONSE:

    https://www.facebook.com/zeno.malone/videos/vb.1240064849/10207280575072888/?type=2&theater

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    Liz-Anne:

    You will have to understand that by loving the beautiful way God created you, you are making the Caucasian Christian a LIAR. His whole program is to make you and your children and grandchildren HATE YOURSELVES, while making you see him in the image of Divinity.

    This is the role of these strange perverted men who call themselves Catholic Priests residing in the Homeless Shelter Presbytery, like Linus Clovis who seem to be some kind of Transgendered pervert, and Patrick Anthony, and the rest of these mentally ill misogynists who are paid by the Italian Mafia to reign over the lives of their victims by serving Lucifer and teaching them that God cursed the woman for eternity because she is the reason we all must die. That’s what these misogynist teach !

    Of course these sickos who spend their miserable lives mastubating, raping nuns, six-year old boys and girls and watching porn, also teach that God is a Caucasian, with a Caucasian Mother, who had a Caucasian son – God hated the woman so, so, much that he never wanted even a Black beautiful daughter, knowing well that the First woman was the Beautiful Black woman out of Africa – like I said YOU are the ORIGINAL PEOPLE, NOT A COPY; THE MOTHER OF CIVILIZATION.

    This Caucasian Christian have stolen our history, Names, language, Science, wealth, Gold and labor, and the person the devil fears the most is an Original Person who loves themselves. Again you, the Original woman is under attack from the Caucasian Christians and their clones like Black Pete Josie, Sarah Flood Beaubrun, Rickets John Wayne, Derek Walcott; all these Sambo lowlifes hate their Black mothers, Black brothers and Black sisters, Black Uncles, Aunts and anyone who reminds them that they will never look like the white God Jesus, and so they seek validation in the vagina of a white woman to make honorary whites.

    https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/videos/10154019515221939/

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    All Muslims are required to make the Hajj. Hajj is the visit of the First house of Worship built to worship the the One and Only God of the Universe, who has no partner, son mother or children.

    We are NOT children of God/Allah, but his creation. We have been placed in this life, called Hiyyatul-Dunyah, which means the life of this World. Al-Hajj is known as The Pilgrimage and is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

    This Islamic ritual is performed at specific days in the twelfth Lunar Calendar month of Dhul Hijjah. It involves several acts of Worship. In the video you will see a golden structure which is known as the Station of Prophet Abraham.

    We go around that House known as the Ka-abar seven times, then we jog between the mountains of Safwar and Mawrah seven times to commemorate the desperate search for water by the wife of Abraham known as Haggah a Black woman from North Africa with her infant son. We travel into the Desert Musdallifah spending the Night. The first time I went to perform Hajj I was shivering from the coldness in the desert because the temperature drops that much in the environment of the desert; I mean really drops.

    In the morning we proceed to Mount Arafat where we spend the day in supplication, then we will end the Hajj in Minah where we stone the Shaiton/the Satan at the spots where Satan had tempted Abraham to disobey Allah when he was commanded to sacrifice his Son, and we end up with the slaughter of a cow , lam , or some cattle and the meat is given to the needy. There is much I have not mentioned, but It is nothing like it in the World. Millions of people from all walks, all races come together as brothers and sisters who worship the oneness of our God.

    https://www.facebook.com/1435433923386802/videos/1697490247181167/

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  7. In New York there’s bright sunshine with cool/air conditioned temperatures but the Mayor and his team are saying/telling people, even as I write this, that the beaches will be closed tomorrow, and the Carnival in Brooklyn may have to be cancelled because of high winds and fallen trees.

    O.K. he just said the Rain does not stop the Carnival, but they will keep an eye on it.

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