Who’s The Accidental Natural?

Who am I?

This is serious question. I am so many things to myself and to others.

I am a writer.

A mom and a wife.

A daughter, sister, friend.

I am a child of God.

I am a person who loves to laugh, but knows when to be serious.

I am a fighter against anti-Black racism, all racism and prejudice.

A lover of people–whether I like them or not.

A natural hair lover and advocate.

An avid watcher of YouTube makeup videos.

A Pinterest junkie and a Love & Hip Hop addict.

I am a lot of things, and this list keeps growing.

This is my space to explore all things me.

Join me.

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Crystal says:

    Hi There,

    Are you in Toronto? I am trying to find a place to buy the Jamaican Mango and Lime products and I’m not having any luck.
    Can you recommend a place?



    1. urbansista says:

      Hi Crystal! I am in the GTA. I bought my JML products at a hair store in Ajax. Where are you located in the city?

  2. A. Reader says:

    your blog is really great and you are absolutely gorgeous! keep writing, please.

    1. urbansista says:

      Thanks so much! And thanks for reading — I appreciate your comments 🙂

  3. Eyra says:


    I really like your blog and your topics! Natural Girls Rocks! In fact, I wanted to share with you about a consumer show happening on July 31, 2010 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre called Ethnic Hair and Beauty Fair. I would love to share with you and your viewers! Maybe your local GTA readers can have a chance to meet up and chat all naturals and all!

    1. urbansista says:

      Sounds interesting… I’ll definitely have to look into it 🙂

  4. Marie says:

    Sooo happy there’s a natural blog in the GTA! I was looking for Giovanni’s leave-in conditioner in the GTA and just stumbled upon your site. Keep it up, I’ll be following…

    1. urbansista says:

      Hi Marie! Glad that you passed through (and that you had better luck than I did find Giovanni leave-in in the GTA — I ended up ordering mine from well.ca) 🙂 I know of another Toronto natural hair blog: nukynk.blogspot.com. You should check out over there too. Thanks for the comments 🙂

      1. Marie says:

        Noah’s natural foodstore on Yonge, just south of Charles street has it for $9.99, as well as thousands of other goodies for your hair.

        Just bought Kynk Hair Honey, can’t wait to try it out…

  5. Rochelle says:

    Hi all,
    For all those looking for Giovanni products, go to Healthy Planet. There is one at Parkway Mall (Victoria Park and Ellesmere) and there is another at Bathurst & Sheppard.

    Also, does anyone know of a hairstylist in the North York area that specializes in natural hair?

  6. urbansista says:

    Guess what? I just came across Healthy Planet in Pickering at Hwy. 2 just east of Brock Rd.

    As for hairstylists, I know of DSM at Yonge & Wellesley. That’s where I go to do my hair if I need professional haircare. I have noticed, in general, that most places do not specialize in natural hair — it’s all about relaxers or weaves, which sucks. I think it’s time for a post!

  7. Charmaine says:

    Probably late on this one, but Giovanni products are all over downtown. Whole Foods, Noah’s Natural – pretty much every health food store you can find. Winner’s had big bottles at good prices a few weeks ago. The best consistent prices and selection I’ve found are in Kensington Market at Essence of Life.

    I’m glad to stumble across a GTA blog (also know of NuKynk)

    1. urbansista says:

      Hi Charmaine,

      Thanks for commenting. I can find Giovanni products — just not the leave-in. The shampoos and conditioners are all over the place, but the leave-in? I’ve seen it in one spot locally so far. Keep your eyes out for that and let me know if you see it anywhere!

      1. Shan says:

        I know I’m late on this but I bought my Giovanni leave-in at Zellers. I’ve also seen it at the Superstore in the natural health section.

      2. urbansista says:

        Thanks for letting me know! BTW, I just visited your blog! I’m a book lover too!

  8. LL says:

    Hi, I came to your blog via socialitedreams.com. Like you I went natural years ago (2001) I felt like I was paying others to damage my hair. I never knew being natural would become so popular. I found your blog informative and will return.

    1. urbansista says:

      Thanks for dropping by! I hope you find more information while you’re here. Visit anytime!

  9. Daromun says:


    Thanks for a great blog! I am in the GTA and I’m glad to find a local blogger 🙂

    1. urbansista says:

      Thanks! I’m hoping to blog more regularly in the coming weeks — hopefully, those posts will help as well 🙂 Happy 2011!

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