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slave woman

If you missed my first post on the history of  the head tie you can read it here http://reneholiday.com/when-head-ties-were-the-law-for-black-women/ . That will catch you up to speed. This post starts after slavery had ended. What the views of the head tie were at that point in history.  When slavery ended, black woman were no longer bound by law to wear head ties. They were seen as reminders of the horrifies of slavery. The head tie was looked down upon. The older Black women continued to wear their head ties. For them, the head tie was a way to still be connected…

Black woman wearing a head tie

Another part of American history that’s left out of the classroom and the history books. But yes indeed, there was a time, when head ties were once enforced by law for black women. It was known as Tignon Law (pronounced tiyon), and it was enacted by Esteban Rodriguez Miró in 1786. He was the Governor of  Louisiana at the time. Tignon Law was a way to control the appearance of black women, simple as that. Tignon means head tie. The law was created because white women felt threatened by the beauty of black women. You see, European men were attracted to…

handmade earrings by gypsyposh by tosh

GypsyPosh by TOSH jewelry https://www.gypsyposh.com/  is earthy, eclectic, and simply beautiful. The pieces caught my eye at a launch party for https://www.trnstylist.com/. GypsyPosh by TOSH pieces are both delicate and whimsy, and strong statement pieces are part of the collection as well. They cater to both men and women. I was immediately intrigued… I recently caught up with owner/designer Natashia Blach. This lady is beautiful inside and out! She is so passionate about every piece that she creates, which makes you fall in love with the brand even more. I wanted to know how she got started? Where did the name…

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