Introducing 'rie Shontel: "My Hair" an Inspiring Poem on Natural Beauty
Mixed-media artist, and multi-award winning national journalist, 'rie Shontel brings it to us with "My Hair," a poem that pays homage to her afro and the belief that wearing natural hair makes you naturally beautiful.
"Who am I," she asked. And as I began to listen to her flow I knew right then she must "somebody," but who? "Who am I... Who am I... Who do I be?," she continued... introducing herself in such a unique way, that by the end, I realized she knows exactly who she is, and now, so do I... she is: "All, but her hair."
Besides being an inspiring poet, ‘rie Shontel aka Anita Woodley -- an East Oakland native who earned her B.A. in Radio and Television from San Francisco State University, is also a producer for North Carolina Public Radio’s "The Story." Woodley, has received as number of awards including a Harry Chapin Radio Media Award, several National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Awards, and an Emmy with CNN.