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A few months ago, I had an idea which was to get a crotchet hairstyle; the only problem was I wasn't sure which one to get. So I took a trip to a beauty supply store nearby my house and I found a hairstyle called crotchet braid. (which I've done before) I went home, did some research and chose a style for my braided hair known as Marley Twists. I don't know how to braid my own hair so I had to get my older sister (she's the real MVP) to braid it for me. After braiding it took me about 2 days (long breaks in between) to crotchet my own hair. Crocheting was really easy (the second time) for me. The first time I did it myself, I was annoyed by the fact that I chose to try out this new hairstyle and I decided I would never do it again.

Doing my research before getting my hair done was a big time saver this time. I knew what to expect and I didn't overtly stress myself by forcing myself to finish it before getting up. Doing that would be asking for aches and pains the f…

About Oluwanitori

My own personal translation of Oluwanitori, a considerable Yoruba pseudonym.
Oluwa-God      NiTori- Has his reasons.
Oluwa-God      NiTori- is Tori's Caretaker.
Oluwa-God      NiTori- is the writer of my story.

I believe I chose this pseudonym as a reminder that I am just a relevant detail in God's fingerprint.

I was raised in Nigeria, West Africa, until I was 10 turning 11. At 20, looking back at my country is looking back at my childhood; a past I will always attempt to reconnect with in order to feel whole. 

I moved to the United States of America at the age of 11. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was so excited because I would get to live and grow up with "Oyinbo" people. The day I and my family went to the airport, we had a gathering in my home, where loved ones, family and friends came over to be with me and my family one last time. At that very moment, I knew that my family was unique and we had an effect on everyone around us. We were shown so much love and c…