Miss Tribal is part of a series of Natural Hair pieces to be printed in my second e-book coming out very soon. A book which I have been working on for quite a while now, but just haven't got round to publishing yet.
This is part of my endeavour to create awareness of cultural identity and natural beauty, so that we can learn to embrace the very things that make us different from others.
I have named her Miss Tribal because she can belong to any number of tribes out there that look like her, but are equally as diverse as each grain in the desert sand.
This piece is one of my favourites because her eyes speak of an innocence rooted in her birthright. An innocent girl born into a culture that she has embraced without question. Her appearance may seem strange to the outsider, but she is looking back at us, as the strange intruder. She is trying to understand why we look so different to her people.
Her customs and beliefs that distinctly separate her from one group of people to another, is a source of pride and joy. Yet she remains inquisitive, and eager to discover and learn new things without forgetting her roots.
We are not all ready to discard our culture because others may think it inferior to theirs.
Miss Tribal is now available to buy online in black and white.