Charlene Haparimwi

Charlene Haparimwi

Chicago based freelance writer.

I've done freelance writing for HelloGiggles, Huffington Post, Seventeen & Hooligan Mag about intersectional feminism, fashion + beauty, and positive news stories. Email:

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Seventeen Magazine

Chopping Off My Hair So I Could Go Natural Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

It's a cold November Monday morning and I'm rushing to get to my college journalism class — but I'm not stressed. My showers go quicker now that I have a teeny weeny short afro. I run my fingers through my thick, curly natural hair, the smell of SheaMoisture's African Mint shampoo and conditioner surrounding me. I breathe in deep and smile. I am finally happy.