Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I am so proud of my sixteen year old niece!! She decided to BC (big chop) and grow her natural hair back out. She went natural when she was younger, but decided to go back to the relaxer when she went to middle school. Now realizing that the relaxer was not worth it, she has come back to her natural hair. I am so proud of her decision. It takes a lot to be a teen, who has decided to go natural, go against what society has taught us; long straight hair is the way to be, no matter the cost. When we finished chopping the remaining dead hair off, she felt so relieved. I encourage those who are thinking about going natural to just go for it. It will be one of the best decision you will make in your life. I especially encourage teens to start accepting the way that God has created them. Too many are falling by the way, believing lies society has spoon fed us.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
I have to say that this past week was a wonderful hair week. I thank God for giving me the boldness to accept the way He has made my hair. I am glad that I am not ashamed anymore of my hair and that I can wear it freely. I wore my twist out last week. It looked so wonderful. I had to take a few extra stops to look at myself and say, "Wow, I look great!" I haven't felt so pretty in a while. A lady stopped me in a parking lot just to say how wonderful I look with my hair. She told me she is a photographer. She asked could I come in so she could take pictures of me and use me in her portfolio. I was encouraged by seeing there are people of all colors who can appreciate natural beauty. I also came across a new nappy and a lady who is transitioning to the natural hair lifestyle. I was happy that my hair was able to help and encourage them to continue the journey. If there was one thing I could say to my black sisters, It would be to let go and be free. You stand out more when you are true to yourself.