is wearing waist beads cultural appropriation

Is Wearing Waist Beads Cultural Appropriation?

As more and more women around the world learn about waist beads, and videos go viral on Tik Tok, this question has risen in more in our social consciousness...
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how to layer your beads

How to layer your waist beads

There are a few ways to tie your beads into layers: The first, is to simply tie each strand different lengths so they drape in a tiered pattern at your waist. You'll want to ensure you dedicate one of the strands as your main beads if you're tracking your weight loss or gain. Dana @dbarrlux recently shared a fun new way to tie. It uses one main strand and allows you to add on additional strands in layers. This creative method avoids tangling them! 

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Waist beads and Body Positivity

Waist beads and Body Positivity

At Adinkra Expo we are allllllll about promoting body positivity. Waist beads are a celebration of the female form and our perfect imperfections. Yes girl! All of our beautiful..
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How to Tie Traditional Tie On Beads

How to Tie Traditional Tie On Beads

Ok so you've decided to buy a few strands of waistbeads from Adinkra Expo! Your next decision is to decide how you’d like them to fit and where you want them to lay...
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A Little on the History and Why Women Wear Waist beads

A Little on the History and Why Women Wear Waist beads

For centuries waist beads have been worn by women in West African countries.  They've recently become more popular here in America and other western countries...
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