Thursday, August 13, 2015

Saving the World, One Curl at a Time

Greetings everyone! Thank you for taking the time out to read my blogposts and following my journey as an aspiring self-published author. Please take the time out to click the link below to connect to my crowdfunding page: "A Book That Helps Girls Love Their Curls!"

Read how you can help my book get into your hands and in the hands of children across the world. 

Thank you kindly,
Evita Giron

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Dancing Curls?

“Have you ever heard of someone’s hair standing up on its own,
or wrapping around an ice cream cone?
One day while watching the dancing ivies in her neighbor
Mrs. Pumpkins garden, her curly locks did the same.”

This is one of the quotes from my story, “The Girl With The Magical Curls”. The main character named Tatiana, is playing in her neighbor Mrs. Pumpkin’s garden and gets her curly locks caught in the ivy vines. Ever since then she’s been having these moments where she needs to save people she loves, or with a stranger or animal from physical danger.

Tatiana is there to save them using only one thing. Her hair. From the amusement park rides to a carnival to saving a baby drowning Tatiana learns about her strengths, weaknesses, and most important, helping others without hesitation in a limited amount of time. She’s always loved her curly locks as she thought they were unique from a lot of her other friend’s hair.

This book has many hidden and noticeable messages to young girls. As it’s not a typical hair book about a little girl who loves her hair. This book has all of the elements from girl power to curly hair empowerment to be of service to your fellow man or woman. Quite recently perhaps in the past 5 years there has been an increase of support for women with naturally curly hair. 

Products, magazines and online support media groups are even more popular now than they were 20 years ago.

I think these outlets are important, for us naturally curly haired women to support our daughter’s with curly hair. It’s enough that they are going to grow up in a society which will hold them to false standards of beauty. As mother’s we need to feel and be beautiful ourselves, showing them as an example the beauty and power that they will hold by just being natural. Just being themselves. #teamcurly

Best wishes to all and again thank you for reading,
Evita Giron

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Hello everyone! I've been working so hard on the marketing material for my book! My illustrator has been working super hard on the illustrations and website (so grateful and thankful). Can't wait to share some new and exciting things with you in the weeks to come! 

Dove has done it again with the Love Your Curls campaign! Dove has created an e-book to share and customize for your special curly girl! Click the photo below to read more or create your own!

This curl campaign is so special to me because I believe it compliments my children's book oh so well. Someone said to me the other day, "I can't wait to read your book to my daughter. We need more curly girls as super heroes, to look up to." I was humbled by the statement as it made me feel that I am making a difference in the lives of curly girls and girls around the world. I'm excited that companies like Dove as well as others, are making a difference in beauty defined, addressing self-esteem issues, all starting with curly haired girls. 

Dove and my upcoming book share the same message: You Are Beautiful. Love Yourself. Love Your Curls. 

I will share with you two videos from about 2-5 years ago that made its debut on Sesame Street, a song sang by curly-haired puppets. The song is titled, "I Love My Hair" The second is Mando's version sang in Espanol. 


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Which Do You Prefer? Curly or Straight?

"Only 4 out of 10 curly haired girls think their hair is beautiful" Dove Hair -Love Your Curls Commercial

About a week ago I did a poll on my Facebook page which do you prefer, curly or straight hair? Using myself as a model, I was curious to see what most people preferred. Below are the photos that I used:

The results were as follows:

10 people preferred Curly
13 people preferred Both
7 people preferred Straight

The question that I wanted to ask was, "and why do you like my hair either curly or straight, or even both?" More and more I'm begining to see and hear little girls with naturally curly hair say, "I hate my hair" or  "my hair is ugly" and ask their mom's to get it straightened. I've even known adult women who suffered and still suffer from loving and accepting their beautiful curls. This makes me sad because, I have a daughter who is going to grow up in a society that will dictate, what is beautiful and what is not. I believe as women and mothers we have to lead by example. I've embraced my natural curls and I want my daughter to do the same. With my children's book, I want to change the perception that society has on beauty and change the thoughts and minds of those little girls out there. Hoping to give them a boost of confidence that they and their curls are BEAUTIFUL. 

I'm going to leave you with the Dove #LoveYourCurls Commercial. This commercial makes me cry everytime I see it. However, it gives me joy and hope that these girls will continue to see themselves as beautiful no matter what.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Girl With The Magical Curls

Hi! I'm Evita Giron and I'm an aspiring children's book author and writer. 

My book titled, The Girl With The Magical Curls is and was inspired by my daughter, Tatiana which is also the lead character's name. 

About a week ago I had the privilege of sharing this character type with friends, family and acquaintances on my LinkedIn and Facebook pages. This character type was compared with another character style. This particular style ended up being nominated as the preferred style for this character. It was so great to see people that I know or don't know asking about my work, the story, my motivation behind this book and the differences that they liked or disliked with the character. 

Which started as a nighttime bedtime story, the concept of the story was written in November 2014. 

The Girl With The Magical Curls is about a little girl named Tatiana who develops magical hair powers while it gets caught in her neighbor’s ivies. Tatiana goes around town saving lives and aiding others using her hair. From saving the life of the neighborhood kitty; to saving the lives of carnival goers at a local amusement park, Tatiana learns the importance of helping others.  

The inspiration for my book, The Girl With The Magic Curls came from my daughter Tatiana, which is also the lead characters’ name. As a multiracial family and coming from a diverse background, I thought it would be a good idea to have a child super hero with a unique special power. In love with my daughter’s curly hair and my curly hair, I thought why not create a character with curly hair that has amazing super power abilities using her hair? The messages in this story are relatable, loving your hair, girl empowerment, and being of service to all humankind. 

I'm delighted to share this story and inform you of the progress in the development of my first self-published piece! I'm so excited, and I hope you are too! Come along with me :-)

Until next time, best wishes

Evita Giron