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"I Survived COVID-19!" 1

“I Survived COVID-19!”

Aww man, I was so shocked yesterday as I read a Facebook post from Erica Hughey Aker, a former student who graduated from multiple programs with me. In her post, Erica talked about her experience with COVID-19 and how she's now on the other side of it.

😷I survived Covid-19! It was an experience I NEVER want to go through again! It started off as a mild cough. It…

Posted by Erica Hughey Aker on Sunday, October 4, 2020

After I finished reading about her experience, I laid in bed for a while and thought about how much of a crazy year this has been for all of us. Our local government mandated that we quarantine, we've had to deal with multiple issues of death, racial injustice, loneliness, fear, depression, doubt, worry, anger, and so much more.

Aside from all of that, there have been some positives. Several industries are actively addressing and fixing racial injustices head-on. Businesses have been birthed; businesses have flourished, families are spending more time together, people are becoming more productive, and so on.

I think we can all agree that 2020 will go down in history as a year that no one living, no matter how old you are, has ever experienced. 

Today, I encourage you to reflect on the positives from this year and do these two things…

  1. Write down all that you've learned this year. It's easy to reflect on the negatives, but what have you learned this year about yourself and others? 
  2. Write down how you plan to finish this year strong. I have a list of things I want to accomplish with the three months left this year, and I'm creating the environment to help me achieve that. What are you planning to do this year to finish strong?

There are still three months left in 2020, you can either take the bull by the horns and finish strong, or you can sit and do nothing. 

Finish strong and walk into 2021 with your head held high, ready for what life throws your way!

Happy Monday.

Be blessed,
Marquetta Breslin

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Why 90% Of Hair Extensions Comes From India

There have been so many misconceptions and misinformation out about where hair from hair extensions come from. So let me break it down for you.
Each day there are tons of hair donated at multiple different temples in India. The biggest temples are in Southern India, and this is where a majority of the hair comes from.

The hair is then bid on and sold online to the different factories that have the proper licensing to purchase the hair. Once the hair is purchased, it's handled multiple different ways depending on the manufacturer.

It's important to understand that not all Indian hair is virgin. Some women who donate have colored or chemically altered their hair. That hair is separated at the factory level.

That hair is then hackled and prepared to be sold to China. It's purchased by the ton. Once the hair is in China, they have their own methods of processing the hair for their tiered grading system (11A, 7A, etc.).

Some of the terms like Cambodian, Mongolian, etc. are marketing terms used to sell hair. There are very few people in other countries who donate or sell their hair for manufacturing.

Be sure to do your research before purchasing hair thoroughly. You want to make sure you're getting quality hair for the price.

Stay tuned for more information like this about the extension market.

Be blessed,
Marquetta Breslin

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My Final Reconstructive Surgery

I wanted to share my journey with you through a series of videos. In this video, I take you through my day and how I was feeling on the day of my surgery. I hope that by sharing my story that I can help someone who may be on the fence about getting a prophylactic mastectomy.

Be blessed,
Marquetta Breslin