Afrobella Art – Tanekeya Word. Artist, Afrofuturist, Feminist, Visionary.

Tanekeya Word
title: "Home Court Advantage"
medium: mixed media on watercolor paper
year: 2013

  In 2011 I tried to launch a regular series called Afrobella Art. The intent was to feature images that inspire and celebrate our unique beauty, and the people who create and curate them. I started out OK but then ran into a wall of FAIL not too long after that because I was in […]

The WINNER of the AFROS the Book Giveaway Is…

SO many great responses from you all on the AFROS the Book giveaway post. So many of you had supported Michael July in his Kickstarter effort, and so many of you are happy, proud, and loving your natural beauty! It’s a beautiful thing, and I wish I could give everyone who entered a copy of […]

AFROS the Book Giveaway on Afrobella.com!

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Perfectly spherical or haphazardly freeform, TWA or big enough to block out the sun. Coily, curly, kinky, zig-zaggy, fabulous and beautiful natural hair is EVERYWHERE. When that Simon Doonan piece about afros being a trend came out, it only made me laugh. Afros never ever really went away, and now they’re more popular than ever! […]

Does the Diva Dishwashing Sponge Make You Mad?

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I’ll admit it, I can be really sensitive about anything hair related. I’m not a fan of afro wigs on Halloween or unsolicited touching of natural hair or insensitive remarks about hair texture or type. I am all about celebrating what I’ve been blessed with. Because I love my own hair, I sometimes collect natural […]

Five Gifts for Proud to be Natural Bellas

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We’ve got 24 days till Christmas, so if you’re giving gifts this year the time to shop is NOW! I’ll be sharing my gift ideas until days before the 25th, of items I’ve tried and tested, or just think are worth your time and attention! She’s down to earth and sweet, beautiful and genuine. And […]

Swarthy Daisy – So Cute For Summertime!

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As you may know from reading this blog, I love beautiful afro-inspired anything. So it goes without saying that one of my favorite Etsy stores is Swarthy Daisy, a line of tees, tanks, and totes all bedecked with an afro-loving daisy woman. In this interview with Newly Natural, the creator explains her inspiration. “Swarthy Daisy […]

Solange Knowles, Et Tu?

I JUST blogged about bald being the “new” old trend yesterday, and gave 5 tips on how to wear the look on AOL Black Voices a day ago…and here comes a new celebrity on the bald is beautiful scene. Enter Solange Knowles, fresh out of the wig crypt and rockin’ a super cropped, all natural […]