Book Linda to speak at your event!
Linda Jones is a stylist of words who uses hairstyle as a device to enlighten
others about cultural diversity and the realities of race. Through her crusading alter ego “Mosetta,” who channels
her message of love and nappiness, she is on a mission to take the negativity out of the other N-word and promote self-appreciation
among people of all hair textures and skin colors.
With creative use of wordplay and using
the sensitive issue of hair, Linda has conducted her motivational 'hairepy sessions’ at natural hair conferences,
colleges, faith-based organizations and other events.
Linda is author of "Nappyisms: Affirmations for Nappy-Headed People and Wannabes!" and founder
of A Nappy Hair Affair, Inc. (ANHA), which promotes African American culture and identity.
of Linda’s supporters who attended her Hair Day gatherings likened her to a contemporary female Moses bent on leading
those with negative attitudes about their natural hair textures and self perception, to a freer and more positive state of
|Photographs by NLG Photography
Linda has conducted her entertaining and inspirational "hairepy sessions" before audiences in the
U.S., Canada and Africa. She has even managed to inspire women in a South African shantytown to embrace their natural roots!
Linda’s unique approach of using the provocative topic of black hair to address diversity and self esteem issues has
attracted national media attention including interviews on National Public Radio (The Tavis Smiley Show) and an appearance on CNN where she was invited to offer commentary following the controversy
sparked by the derogatory comments that radio personality Don Imus made about the Rutgers University women’s basketball
Ms. Jones is also a writing consultant and owner of ManeLock Communications professional writing and consulting.
"In Nappyisms, Linda
Jones makes me laugh about the thing that was a source of shame for me as a youngster--my nappy hair."
Regina Carter, jazz violinist and Verve recording artist
"Thank you so much for visiting our school, Florida A& M University. I am fighting the good fight right
now between going natural or getting a relaxer. You have inspired me to not give up and to love my natural beauty."
Karla Maynard, journalism student, Florida A &
“ . . . people like Linda uses creative
ways to present our issues and our choices and the joy that we all share when we embrace our natural selves.
us to be on the same team and it's a powerful team."
JoAnne Cornwell, founder of Sisterlocks
"Linda gets to the "root" of
the situation and she won't rest until you stop relaxing."
Erykah Badu, Grammy-winning performing artist
"Jones is striking a chord with so many women because she's
tapped into the pain that has haunted black women for generations and contributed to the low self-esteem many of them have
because they know that, rather than being judged by their smarts and the content of their character, they're judged and
negatively so, by the texture of their unstraightened, natural hair."
Betty Baye, columnist, Louisville Courier - Journal