Me: I’ve been applying to all of these jobs but no one has called me back yet!
Sister: You know, I really think you haven’t gotten a full-time job yet because you’re natural.
There was much more dialogue than what was written above, but this was part of the conversation between my sister and me, and it is the reason why I started this blog. After going through a period of not being able to find full-time employment, I looked online for a place for support where I could talk about things like being underemployed or trying to pick a natural hairstyle I could wear to an interview. I felt like there needed to be more of a discussion about Black women in and out of the workplace and the struggle to get there. There needed to be a place where we could discuss things like freelance writing and the gig culture/economy as a whole. This is the purpose of The Working Naturals website. Welcome.