When did you become Natural?

I became fully natural on July 10th 2009 when I “Big Chopped” and ridded myself of  all my permed ends.  I transitioned for about 3-4 months prior with two weave installs. My choice to go Natural is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

What is your hair type?

Not really into the hair typing system as it seems very confusing and at times inaccurate due to the many levels of texture that hair has…mine especially!!! If I had to classify it I would have to guess 4A-4B.

Are you Ethiopian or something?

LOL, no. I get that a lot…Ethiopian or West African amongst others. I think those women are beaitiful but I’m African American. What I could actually be mixed with through my family’s history I’m not at all sure of.

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in what many refer to as The Windy City…CHICAGO.

How tall are you?

I’m about 5’7”- 5’7”1/2 but I mostly wear heels so I appear taller at times.

Where are your favorite stores to shop?

Honestly….everywhere my check book/debit card is allowed. LOL I am a true “frugalista” and love bargain shopping and finding a good sale. I frequent Forever 21, H&M, and Target due to their designer influences at a smaller price tag. I am also a huge fan of thrifting and finding previously owned /gently worn gems. I can remember when I was younger rummaging through my Grandmothers closet intrigued by pieces from the past. Guess my interest only grew as I got older.

How do you describe your style?

Tough question…from day to day I can switch things up in an instance. If I had to classify my look as a whole I would say Simplistic Bohemian Chic?? Yea, I’ll stick with that. Simple and clean, earthy and free spirited when it comes to fashion selections, yet elegant. If that makes any amount of sense. Ha!

What camera and editing software do you use?

I use a Cannon Powershot SX20IS for my HD videos and photography and I am currently using Sony Vegas 9 to edit all of my videos…however I did recently purchase an IMac so I am also learning how to use IMovie for video production.

Can I use the images you post on MeechyMonroe.com?

Why of course you can!!!! Just be sure to link back to the site for credit.

What type of Dog do you have and how old is she?

Armani is an all black 7 year old Toy Poodle who is super cuddly, intelligent, sneaky, and loving ♥. LOL

What type of cancer do I have?

I was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma (or vascular cancerous tumor) in my brain. The tumor caused me to suffer multiple mild strokes, which have led to certain physical and speech challenges including an Aphasia diagnosis (a disturbance of the delivery of language – not at all linked to a loss of intelligence). So I’m still the same Meechy! Just with some challenges.

I cut my hair!

In preparation for the procedure, rather than lose my hair, I had it carefully shaved, preserved and donated to Locks of Love—a not-for-profit organization which focuses on Cancer patients coping with hair loss.