It’s a Natural Thang encourages bonding among those with natural hair by fostering a safe environment and healthy conversations with the goal of celebrating our hair and freeing our minds!
We have been meeting in Pittsburgh since 2010. In June of that year, an informational workshop was held entitled, “Natural Hair 101.” There were about 12 women in attendance. It was agreed upon that we should “meetup” regularly to discuss our natural hair journey’s. We met in each other’s homes every other month until we could no longer fit into homes. After the first year, a Facebook group was formed and continues to grow as more women (and even a few men) enjoy the camaraderie and safety that It’s a Natural Thang offers. Today, our meetup’s bring out approximately 150 people and our Facebook group (which is a private group) has over 2000 people and grows daily.