About the Author
Ariane Williams (MBA) is a wife, and mom who has been blogging since 2010. Her website BlackNaps.org provides natural hair care tips and style ideas with a focus on kinky coily hair types.
Her works have been featured on Curly Nikki, Naturally Curly, Clutch, Total Beauty, Madame Noire and more! She currently blogs full-time, has launched Reclaim Your Crown natural hair products, authored children’s book Jaime Loves Her Natural Hair, offers a blogging e-course and continues to launch new websites geared towards uplifting and educating women of color. Ariane enjoys spending time with friends and family, Google searching anything she doesn’t know at any given time and moment and loves a good laugh.
About the book
Inspired by news reports of children being criticized for choosing to wear their hair in its natural state, Ariane Roberts authored Jaime Loves Her Natural Hair to encourage young girls to love who they are. Ariane hopes that this story empowers youth to embrace their texture and helps others to understand that their hair is not a radical hairstyle “choice,” it’s the waythat they were born.
I am always on the search for empowering books for my little princess. I simply adore Jaime Loves Her Natural Hair. I wish that I had access to books similar to this one growing up as a “little brown girl,” in a very small Michigan town.
However, this book captures the natural hair journey of Jaime, a beautiful, bright, bold, and brave girl who truly does not doubt the beauty of her curls. Jaime is totally aware of her similarities and differences to others on television, in her favorite books, and among her circle of friends. She manages to meet a trust worthy tribe of naturally curly friends.
The illustrations in this eye-opening book were so whimsical and fun! I found myself laughing through some of the pages, as Jaime described her natural hair.
One of my favorite examples of this is when she discusses her hair moving and dancing to its own music, or after she takes a cool dip in the pool, her hair shrinks up, and her poof returns back around, which she doesn’t mind at all, she just grabs a ribbon, and pulls it back down. This encourages young girls of color to not compromise the hair that God has given to them, and to be proud of living an authentic life at an early age.
I believe that this life lesson is one that creates a feeling of uniqueness, cultural appreciation, and continued strength within a child, to benefit in their perpetual growth, and confident learning of personal development and self-esteem. Jaime is a perfect example of a young girl of color who thinks and lives outside the box, and than she creates her own!