Monday, November 16, 2009

In memory of BGLH reader Aliyah


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via by Black Girl With Long Hair on 11/15/09

Aliyah, Nov 20, 1986 – Nov 10, 2009

I know that the energy on BGLH is usually high, but today I got a very sad email. Aliyah, a beautiful BGLH reader passed away on Nov. 10, 2009. She suffered from an undiagnosed mental illness, according to her aunt, who had beautiful words for her niece…

"Aliyah loved her curls. We are a large extended family dominated by women with the usual "hair issues". Aliyah inspired many of my nieces and her aunties too—to love the hair God gave us. It was one of her best and most well loved features and she was constantly looking for ways to keep it beautiful. I went to her facebook page and found the link to your website that she gave to one of my other nieces for tips on how to care for our natural hair."

The BGLH family extends its condolences to Aliyah's friends and family in this difficult time. She truly was beautiful.

If you or anyone you know suffers from mental illness please go to a counseling center or health clinic in your area.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness

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