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Happy Birthday, Afrobella!

Patrice Grell Yursik AfrobellaToday is a glorious day! It’s Afrobella‘s birthday!!! Yes, THAT Afrobella. The one whose hair precedes her. The one who folks call the Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging. She was doing it before people blogged for the freebies (because there were none back then). She’s the reason a lot of people go natural because her blog gives them courage to be who they want to be without the cream crack.

But mostly, she’s Patrice. Trini for life. Undercover G. Lowkey ignificent. Steve’s boothang. Lauren’s BFF. With a smile that lights up a room because it’s so wide. Great friend (one of my best), with a big heart and an awesome spirit. Buddha with dope hair. My mentor and role model. One of my biggest cheerleaders AND wig snatchers. My travel buddy and Amtrak rider (never again).

You’re a blessing in my life and in the life of others you come across. I LOVE YOU, PATRICE GRELL YURSIK!

I hope your birthday signifies the start of new exciting journeys and marks the beginning of you being another year closer to your dreams. Here’s to decades more!

I dedicate this to you, mon amie!

This post is so gay. And I’m ok with it. 🙂

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  1. March 8, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    You made me cry!! Luvvie you are the sunshine of my life. Thank you for being a friend!!

  2. March 8, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    What an awesome tribute!!
    I feel da LUV tee heehe, “get it”
    I know that you do!

  3. March 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm


    You’re right. Afrobella is an inspiration. She gave me the courage to walk away from the creamy crack and helped me step up my glam game. She’s the best!

  4. March 8, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    This is a great post. Happy Birthday, Bella.

  5. Melissa
    March 8, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    what an awesome way to wish someone happy birthday. ok, i’ve got to get over to the bella’s blog and send the birthday wishes

  6. March 8, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Happy Birthday Afrobella!!!

    You were indeed born on a wonderful day. As was me and one of my best friends (we both turned 26 today)
    Hope you’re having a blessed day!!!

  7. March 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    And yes, Luvvie,

    this was an AWESOME birthday post. Wish one of my close friends blogged but they don’t. lol

  8. Kendra
    March 8, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I think Afrobella is extra dope! Happy Birthday to you Afrobella! : )

  9. AJ
    March 10, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Yay! I love both your blogs! This was so nice. Thank you afrobella for giving me the courage to be free with my hair! Happy birthday!