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Hot & Sour Blog: The Adventures Of A Chinese American Family - Helmet Head - Before & After | 9thwaveapparel

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Hot & Sour Blog: The Adventures Of A Chinese American Family - Helmet Head - Before & After | 9thwaveapparel

The original prognosis was that Elijah would have to wear a Doc band for 3-4 months, taking into consideration his age and severity of the plagiocephaly. However, it turns out that Eli is a professional at growing his head, and he was able to wear it for less than 2 months!

Here are some before and after comparison pictures to show how the helmet helped reshape his head.

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Hot & Sour Blog: The Adventures Of A Chinese American Family - All About Chinese New Year 2018 | 9thwaveapparel

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Hot & Sour Blog: The Adventures Of A Chinese American Family - All About Chinese New Year 2018 | 9thwaveapparel

This year, the lunar new year falls on February 16th. 2018 is the year of the dog, according to the Chinese zodiac, which repeats every twelve years.

Even though China is beginning to incorporate more and more Western customs and holidays, Chinese New Year is still the most important celebration by far. This is a holiday centered around family – an opportunity to celebrate all of the great events of the past year, and wishing for good fortune in the year to come.

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Hot & Sour Blog: The Adventures Of A Chinese-American Family - DNA Ancestry Testing - Am I Really Chinese? | 9thwaveapparel

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Hot & Sour Blog: The Adventures Of A Chinese-American Family - DNA Ancestry Testing - Am I Really Chinese? | 9thwaveapparel

Unlike my husband’s family, who has been in the U.S. (and North Carolina) for generations, my parents were the first people (that we know of) to immigrate to the United States from our family. I like to joke with my husband that I’m a “pure blood” (lame Harry Potter reference), unlike his mixed and somewhat far removed heritage in Europe.

My husband took a DNA test through 23 and Me about two years ago to figure out where his ancestors came from. The results indicated that he is 100% Northwestern European – 62% British/Irish, 10% French/German, and 5% Scandinavian.  At the time, I didn’t feel a need to do the test because I was confident that I wouldn’t get any surprising results, but I was still curious about what I might find out.

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Inspiredbykrys: Brown Girls Love Power Day 2018 Recap | 9thwaveapparel

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Inspiredbykrys: Brown Girls Love Power Day 2018 Recap | 9thwaveapparel

This past Saturday, I got the chance to attend the 3rd annual Power Day event hosted by Brown Girls Love here in New York City. Due to the recent snow storm that plagued the city, you would've thought that attendance would be a little scarce. Yet, as a walked up to the venue at 10 am, I was greeted by an abundance of brown girl love. There were girls of all different shapes, sizes, hair textures and fashion sense in the room with the one commonality of being uniquely beautiful and brown. I can't lie, coming to the event alone, I was a tad nervous. And representing my brand as press made me a little anxious as well. But as I looked around the room, I felt the positive vibes. Every girl there came with the mission to learn, grow and become better for 2018.

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Inspiredbykrys: Review Of Black Privilege By Charlamagne Tha God | 9thwaveapparel

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Inspiredbykrys: Review Of Black Privilege By Charlamagne Tha God | 9thwaveapparel

Alright, so I'm pretty sure you can guess by the title of this post what it's going to be about. I recently was able to get my hands on one of the most talked about books of our generation "Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It"  by the self proclaimed "Prince of Pissing People Off" co-host of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne Tha God.

I've been a fan of The Breakfast Club for some time now all because of Charlamagne. I love his approach in interviews and the fact that he doesn't hold his tongue for anyone. It's refreshing when people in the industry aren't fake or kissing ass just because it will help them get to the next level. 

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