LaToya A. Harris (1BlessedNatural), creator of
The 1BlessedNatural Mag was created by LaToya A. Harris (1BlessedNatural). Her blog is a magazine blog that recognizes natural hair and empowers Black women. It traces 1BlessedNatural's journey from permed to natural hair. 1BlessedNatural Mag features natural hair art, inspiration, essays, articles, celebrity and fellow natural interviews, giveaways, and product reviews. Harris created the blog magazine to indulge in her love for writing and keep track of her natural hair practices, products, and techniques. She also wanted to help other naturals with their hair.
1BlessedNatural's natural hair journey began November of 2010 when she decided to start transitioning from permed to natural hair. During a 4 month period, she experimented with different products and styles on her natural hair. After getting frustrated because of the two hair textures, 1BlessedNatural decided to do her Big Chop on March 3, 2011, and she has been loving her natural hair journey ever since!
Where did the name "1BlessedNatural" come from?
Harris believes that the name "1BlessedNatural" was God-given...
"I felt like I was 1 blessed natural. I am alive and through God I've received a lot of blessings. I also believe that being natural is a blessing in itself. Therefore, I am 1BlessedNatural!"
...more about LaToya A. Harris
LaToya A. Harris is a 30-something natural hair journalist/blogger, and greeting card designer from Newark, NJ. Harris has a Bachelor's degree in English from Montclair State University. Her minor was African-American Studies. After graduating from college, LaToya A. Harris started her own greeting card company called Ruthie's Greetings, LLC. Ruthie's Greetings was named after her grandmother/mom "Ruth". Harris' inspiration came from her grandmother and Studioworks Youth and Art Development Program in Newark, NJ.
The young entrepreneur believes that God is the source for her life and accomplishments. "If it wasn't for God, I wouldn't have gotten over the challenges in my life. I thank Him for bringing me to and through them. I thank Him for surrounding me with the right people (including my family and friends) at the right time. I know I still have a long way to go!" Harris hopes to inspire others to pursue their God-given dreams. "One of my favorite Bible verses is Philippians 4:13 which says, "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me,"Harris says.
Aside from writing and creating content for 1BlessedNatural Mag, Harris has also written articles for the the Calumet, Natural Hair Care News, Black Hair Information Montclairon, emcBlue, ThePrayingWoman.com, and The Motley News. Harris now lives in NJ and works as a freelance writer and social media manager.
For more information, you can contact 1BlessedNatural @ 1BlessedNatural[at]gmail[dot]com.