Watagwan Nappy Peeps!
Welcome back to the blog, our Hairspiration for the new Month of February is the London based Blogger,Poet and sister Queen Assumpta Vitcu
LETS GET TO KNOW HER BELOW:
Hi can we meet you?
Sure you can ☺
I’ve literally been stalking your blog for weeks now, lol. How long have you been Blogging?
Haha! Hopefully that means you enjoyed it if you read for a week! I have been blogging for about 10 years but this is the 3rd blog I’ve had. My current blog – Me Today You Tomorrow has been a home for my thoughts, poetry, prose, life lessons and style posts since December 2014.
When did you discover poetry?
In Primary School (Elementary School). I wrote my first poem when I was 7. I didn’t talk a lot when I was younger – I listened and observed far more than I spoke. Poetry (plus journaling and writing short stories) was how I expressed myself and got things off my mind.
Your Labour of Love Landscaping spoken word piece struck multiple cords. How does it relate with life after “I DO” ?
The pressure never ends. Apart from the fact that I still have a number of single friends, so witness what they go through, even when you do get married, the next question is “when are you having children?” Most people mean well but one needs to be confident and know what you want and when you want it, otherwise you will never be happy and will always be kowtowing to other people’s expectations and desires.
You and my twin sister both got married last year. Congrats! Give us a glimpse into your new world?
Thank you! Congrats to your twin sister also. Marriage has been awesome so far – I feel super blessed. That’s not to say that life / my new world is perfect. It isn’t and anyone who leads you to believe that it is selling you a dream. Marriage is not a magic wand. Having said that, I married my best friend – cliché but true. The strength of our friendship means that we have a lot of fun together. We’re a team and are understanding of each other’s needs, dreams, fears…the whole shebang! So to get to the point, my new world is awash with support, love, laughter (some tears), heightened goal setting, travel and lots of hugs.
How long have you been Natural? Briefly take us on your Natural Hair Journey?
Over five years. I returned to my natural hair unintentionally actually. I Just didn’t relax my hair within the time I normally would and decided to see how long I could stretch it for. After four or five months I figured I would transition – worst case scenario, I could also relax my hair if I wasn’t sold. Five and a half years later, here I am.
Name on thing you dislike about being Natural?
The time often involved! The texture of my hair (it is extremely coarse), means I cannot just get up and go as I could when my hair was relaxed. There is always some work involved to make it look presentable. Even when sporting my ‘messy’ afro, that isn’t as easy breezy as it looks.
How is life in London? In one sentence
London life is a smorgasbord of culture, history, excitement and possibility.
Natural Hair Products or DIY?
Both. Mostly natural hair products though.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In five years’ time (and the years leading up to that point), I would like my life and my hair to reflect one another and be happy, healthy, strong and flourishing.
You have all the power in the entire Universe for one day. What would you change?
I would change people’s perceptions of themselves. Low self-esteem (as well as an over-inflated / distorted sense of self) can be very highly detrimental, lead to poor decision making and bullying.
Ehh, can you be our English Teacher please, lol. Thank you for join us. I wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavors!
For more of Assumpumta Vitcu visit her Blog: Me Today You Tomorrow
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