I think this is why ppl reblogged my no heat damage celebration photo set so much, bc I didn’t do anything to my hair. Nothing but pick it out. I was so happy that my hair would still curl up, after I had it bone straight! Even tho I used a heat protectant I was scared.lol I manipulate my curls all the time, not bc I don’t like my texture, but bc I just love a Bantu knot out or a braid out with clip-ins. But now that I cut off 6 inches, I can shape my wash’n’go the way I like it. Bc when my hair was longer, I didn’t like how it looked. But I think ppl really liked the photo set bc my hair appears kinky. I get love, compliments and appreciation on and off tumblr with my hair like this. I think it’s bc I wear my hair confidently. I keep it moisturized and my curls defined. Idk. I put just as much effort into wearing my hair natural, just like I would, if I kept it straight. Let’s keep it real, a lot of us still don’t embrace and accept OUR OWN textures, but feel some kind of way when others don’t. Uh? There are black women who are activity natural, but treat their hair in a “this is what I’m stuck with” manner. That’s not embracing ur natural hair. Not at all.
At the same time, I understand that my hair maybe be more accepted by myself and others, bc my hair is longer and full so my afro is huge. I know ppl aren’t as accepting of TWA especially with kinky hair. What I always tell women who want to go natural, is to embrace the kind of hair you discover you have. You can not expect for ppl to embrace your hair, if you cant. In a society that leans towards white beauty, this will always be. And specifically to the black community, we praise biracial features. WE DO! WE DO! We do this. We are always elevating ideas that cause destruction to ourselves. We have to start embracing ourselves. WE HAVE TO! Stop looking to other ppl.
do not compare yourself to her
she is beautiful
you are beautiful
you both are two different kinds of beautiful
you can’t compare the sun to the moon
and you shouldn’t
so when you see that woman
you say “god bless her” and “god bless me”
and keep it moving, love.
"All these young girls getting themselves pregnant"
Wow, self impregnating teenage girls, these men should be afraid, we as woman are evolving at alarming rates.
Jumanji taught us that the scariest thing in the African jungle is the white guy with a gun.