When Chris-Tia Donaldson released her first book, Thank God I’m Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Maintaining Natural Hair, in the summer of 2009, it was quickly heralded at the “The Natural Hair Bible.” The book dispelled some of the most common myths and misconceptions about kinky hair and gave women a much-needed resource for how to embrace their coils. Following the success of the book, Chris-Tia, a Harvard law school graduate who never had plans of being an entrepreneur, transitioned her talents to the launch of a natural hair care line, Thank God I’m Natural (TGIN).
By 2015, the products she started out making in her kitchen with the help of family back in 2013 became a viable company with revenue topping $1 million.
The now successful CEO, entrepreneur, author and public speaker has another title that she proudly claims: breast cancer survivor.
The CEO used social media to chronicle her journey and continues to speak to women about the importance of early detection – even for women younger than 40.
Chris-Tia shared her story with BlackDoctor.org via a Facebook Live interview. Below are highlights from the Q&A. Watch the full interview on the following page.