Tiffani Robertson | Associate Director of Admissions, Governors State University
An active member of AACRAO's Black Caucus, and the current Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee, Tiffani exercises her empowerment through rocking her natural curls. Tiffani's institution held a Natural Hair Festival last week in celebration of black women and their natural hair journeys. Students, faculty, and staff participated--including Tiffani, with her own personal journey.
"I have always loved changing up my hairstyles. Between sew-ins, braids, and just regular wrap styles, I would perm my hair. Every 6 weeks like clockwork, I was getting a touch up. One day I woke and said 'But, why?!' Why was I continuing to put chemicals in my hair, only to change up my style the next day? I decided to let the perm go about 6 years ago. Now, I am either rocking my natural curls (usually after bantu knotting my hair), braids, or crochets.
I love being versatile with my hair but there is nothing like actually rocking my natural hair. I feel empowered, especially when other ladies say they like my natural hair or they wish they could rock their natural hair too. To which I say thank you and you can too sis, just do it!"