“You’re beautiful. You’re strong” are the words Debra Cartwright spoke to herself when she began her natural hair journey.
For Women Crush Wednesday, we’re featuring a 2016 interview between Debra and Kimberly about natural hair and authentic beauty. For more of her work, follow Debra on Instagram or check out her web site.
Highlights From The Interview…
3:25 : Meet Debra. What a girl from Maryland did to follow her dreams.
5:28 : Why Debra went natural.
9:46 : “I need to create in my free time… Let me create these images that I want to see.”
11:07 : “You’re beautiful, you’re strong. It was for me…”
12:46 : Deeper issues in the African American community and issues around the world expressed through art.
13:54 : “I want to express exactly how I feel at the time. I need to get this out.”
15:36 : If you’re feeling it, just do it and put it out there because you never know what kind of impact you’re gonna make.”
16:22 : Others way to find balance: working out, cooking, I make teas.