On Monday morning I flew to Washington DC to appear live on Al-Jazeera English’s popular, Emmy award nominated, interactive show, The Stream. Our topic? Natural hair, declining use of relaxer, and questioning Eurocentric ideas of beauty. When I first got on set, I was super nervous! But everyone on staff at Al-Jazeera English was REALLY cool. Very friendly, supportive, sweet folks. Very engaged in social media. Questions came in from Twitter and Facebook and Google +, from videos submitted from places like Nairobi and London. It was an incredible experience. I’m so honored and I think it went really well! But you can tell me: A few thoughts on the experience — when I told a few of my American friends which channel I was about to appear on, I got a little judgment. I think here in the US, we’re very plugged into what’s happening here and not so much what’s happening elsewhere, so sometimes our opinions are limited. Al-Jazeera has worldwide recognition and respect, and my experience on the set was so professional and engaged. I loved it! And already I’ve gotten some great feedback. Thank you @AJStream for including me on the show! What do you think, bellas? Did I do OK?