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Published on May 16th, 2019 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Erica Cobb Discusses Her Experience as a Woman in Media and Her Natural Hair Journey

Erica Cobb (Photo by Danielle Webster for

Erica Cobb (Photo by Danielle Webster for

Daily Blast Live Co-host and all-around media maven Erica Cobb dropped in to give us some insight on her journey through the ranks as a woman in media. She talks about the struggle to filter through opportunities which may be based on aesthetics as opposed to a respect for the skillset and brainpower women bring to the table. On the subject of aesthetics, one of the conversation highlights touched on the natural hair journey she and many women of color face as they contend with false concepts surrounding hair texture and style which make it challenging to be taken seriously.

Another fascinating segment of the interview was Erica’s take on perhaps WHY the Black community urges those within it to modify their natural state of being in order to “fit in.” She ushered forth the thought that perhaps, through history, it’s been a method of protection for those of us venturing out into the world. I, on the other hand, offered that, in my view, the “fit in” methodology espoused by our people has been because as a community, we were afraid of being embarrassed by individuals. We as an entire community have not been saying that we are just fine as we were naturally created…but that is a whole discussion unto itself! This may have been one of the best conversations I’ve had this year!!! Tune In to the conversation!

As a bonus, I’ve included Erica’s Daily Blast Live segment on her natural hair journey and what it means to be free of the shackles associated with assimilation as regards hair.

Daily Blast Live “…co-host Erica Cobb showed amazing and progressive courage as she leaves behind her wig and finally lets her natural hair down.” DBL

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