Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Cultural Importance of Hair

February 12th, 2015

By Sandra Colony for the NABBW I think it’s safe to say that many American women obsess about their hair. No matter our hair type, we spend much of our time, trying to change it. We wash it too frequently, blow dry it regularly, dye it, curl it, straighten it and put all kinds of chemicals in it. We actually label some weather according to how it will affect our hairdo – as in “bad hair’ days. But we aren’t the only culture devoted to our hair. The hairstyles of the semi-nomadic Himba people living in remote Namibian communities are not only complex– they reflect the individual’s... Read More

Push Aside Outdated Impressions You May Have of this Culturally Astonishing, Breathtakingly Beautiful Country. It’s a Fascinating Destination.

January 30th, 2015

By Sandra Colony for the NABBW Ethiopia: Chances are you haven’t been there – but you might change your mind when you learn more about this frequently misunderstood nation, one that can trace its roots to the 2nd millennium. Located on the horn of Africa, Ethiopia is a country that many baby boomers associate with famine and Civil War. Believe me; things have changed dramatically since those times. Today, it is a welcoming, prosperous and safe nation with archeological wonders that rival Angkor Wat and Petra; indigenous tribes still living the way they have for centuries, and ancient holy... Read More