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Debra Cartwright: Art and her Natural Hair Journey: “You’re Beautiful. You’re Strong.”


“You’re beautiful. You’re strong” are the words Debra Cartwright spoke to herself when she began her natural hair journey.

Art was an outlet and an expression for Debra, a graphic designer and artist from Indianapolis, Maryland. Today, she speaks with actress Kimberly Elise about her natural hair journey and her passion for art.



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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 our 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.”

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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.

Thank you for joining us. We’ll be back tomorrow with celebrity hair stylist Aingeel-Z who has styled Kimberly’s hair on numerous occasions.


To learn more about healthy natural hair care, check out Kimberly’s eBook “Curly Halo,” which will teach you to build a healthy hair and life regimen to prevent breakage and yield growth.

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