Daniela J. Lopez
Daniela J. Lopez is an art educator, content creator, and model.
Born and raised in New York City, she has taught visual art to middle and high school students in NYC public schools for over a decade. After cutting all of her relaxed hair and returning to her natural roots, she created a YouTube channel to support and inspire others with tight coils during their natural hair journey.
Daniela has been featured as a natural hair model in the Texture on the Runway fashion show during New York Fashion Week.
ABCs for Curly Boys is Daniela's highly requested follow-up to her successful debut children's book, Afros, Braids, and Curls:
ABCs for Curly Girls. Through both of these books, Daniela's goal is to instill self-love and pride in young people with natural hair, as well as to educate individuals of all ages and backgrounds about the beauty and versatility of naturally textured hair.
Christen Whyte is a freelance artist from New Jersey. He has been drawing for close to most of his life and is predominantly self-taught with some forms of formal artistic education.
Christen has done work ranging from simple illustration and commission requests to illustrating entire comics and books.
Chris has dabbled in many different mediums throughout his life including charcoal, ink, colored pencils, markers, and paint; but Chris holds a strong emphasis on hand-drawn digital art illustrations. For Chris, art has been an embodiment of power, giving him purpose, in letting others experience his imagination and helping others bring forth theirs.