Patricia “Patty” Johnson is a true born and bred Chicagoan of Puerto Rican and African-American descent. Her maternal grandparents migrated to the Wicker Park neighborhood during the diaspora migration in the late 1960s. At a young age, Patty had to deal with the loss of her father and other family members due to socioeconomic issues that have plagued the minority community for years. In her professional life, Patty has worked as a copywriter, editor and publicist.
The European look of straight flat-ironed strands that result in breakage and heat damage is no longer in vogue. Women of color are in style. The curly fros that stand tall at attention is what’s considered beautiful now.
Last November, 900,000+ Puerto Rico voters voiced their discontent with the island’s current U.S. commonwealth status. While this seemed like a victory for statehood supporters, the vote was not representative of a true majority.