About Me

Hi! I’m Marquita. I’m an affordable fashion and natural hair enthusiast who works at a community college by day and teaches karate by night. Courage, Kinks and Curves™ (CKC) is my blog where I share with you some of the things I love: encouraging quotes, natural hair, and how I style my hourglass body type on a budget.

About Courage, Kinks, and Curves™

The inspiration behind Courage, Kinks, and Curves is three-fold:


– “Act with courage, and may the Lord be with those who do well.” 2 Chronicles 19:11
Believe it or not, I’ve always been a shy (and sometimes quiet) person. I’ve been reading blogs for a few years now, and always knew that starting a blog was something I could do and wanted to do. I actually sat on the idea for over a year until I finally decided, no more of that! I told myself I was going to step out on faith and act with courage! I’m so glad I did! Though starting a blog has certainly forced me to step outside my comfort zone, I’m excited to see where this endeavor takes me!

This blog is for you if: you want to be inspired!
Check out CKC’s “Courageous Quotes” page to see a list of quotes I love and live by!


– “Don’t remove the kinks from your hair. Remove them from your brain.” – Marcus Garvey

This blog is for you if: you love natural hair!
CKC will show the many ways in which I wear my hair. I’ve been natural for over three years and I love the versatility of my kinky textured hair. As I continue on my natural hair journey, I hope to try new styles and keep you all up to date on the products I use while growing and maintaining healthy hair.


– “Curve: the loveliest distance between two points”. –Mae West
I believe curvy comes in ALL sizes. Whether you’re a size 4 or 14, you should love yourself, play up your best assets and embrace your curves (or if you feel like you don’t have any, wear clothing that creates the illusion of curves)! I am representing for the smaller curvy girls…size 6/8 and loving it!

This blog is for you if: you love to shop and look great, but don’t want to spend all your money in the process! Courage, Kinks and Curves™ will showcase how I dress for my body type, accentuating my best features, while minimizing what I feel are my flaws. I define my style as “fashionably casual” or “casual cute”. When shopping, the main things I like to consider before purchasing clothing or accessories are style, fit, quality, comfort, possibilities for restyling and affordability. Since I believe in buying items that are budget friendly, I often buy things at discounted prices or with a coupon. I often pair pieces from my closet with the new items that I’ve recently purchased to mix the old with the new. Whenever I do pay full price, it’s usually for staple pieces or items that I consider inexpensive.

Lets keep in touch!

Thanks for stopping by! You are welcome to check me out as often as you would like! To stay connected, follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

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