Why Black Girls Gone Blonde?

Fluffy Ward

Now, it’s time for me to tell you why Black Girls Gone Blonde has materialized.  It all started on April 22, 2012.  Early that Sunday morning I took Fluffy, my West Highland Terrier to the vet at Friendship Animal Hospital in Bethesda, MD.  The attending vet didn’t have anything positive to say about Fluffy’s condition.  After close examination, the vet determined Fluffy had cancer.  Her lymph nodes were swollen, and she had 3 internal masses.  The examination must have hurt Fluffy because she wasn’t herself the rest of the day.  I took her back to the vet later that evening because I was worried, and the vet suggested I euthanize Fluffy right then. She told me everything from this point was going to be downhill.

I didn’t take the vet’s advice.  I took Fluffy home and made her comfortable.  Racking my brain I thought it might be helpful if I took Fluffy to see a holistic vet.  I made an appointment, and we had our first visit with Veterinary Holistic Care in Bethesda, MD.  A new diet was recommended and various therapies were administered to perk Fluffy up.   The entire staff was great during this very difficult time, but I have to give special thanks to Kitty Raichura, DVM, CVA and Robin Gough, Reiki Master.  They were the best.

Long story short, with the holistic treatments, Fluffy’s life was prolonged 22 days.  May 14, 2012 was the hardest, worst, and saddest day of my life, because I had to put my baby to rest.  She came into my life in April 1999, and was my best friend for 13 years.  I didn’t really get to mourn my loss, because I had 4 webinars to conduct that same week.  The show had to go on, so mourning had to be put on the back burner.

Demetrous Dolberry

In the meantime, Demetrous Dolberry, my godson, wanted to dye his hair blonde for his senior prom.  I arranged for Richelle Coles, my stylist, to do his hair.  The end result was striking.  She worked his hair!  See for yourself.  His hair was gorgeous.  I told Richelle Demetrous’ hair was “off the chain” and that she needed to do the same for me.  At the time I was joking, but the more I thought about it, the more I needed a change.

Joani Ward

I contacted Richelle several days before my appointment and told her I needed to do something different, something to lift my spirits in connection with Fluffy’s death.  She said, okay, let’s go  platinum blonde.  And that was all she wrote.  I have been blonde since June 2012, and I sense a newly discovered sisterhood with every woman of color I encounter that is also blonde.  From this feeling of sisterhood, I decided to start a women’s membership organization, hence Black Girls Gone Blonde was born.

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