Monday, November 30, 2009

I Love My Hair

Not only do I love her blog (Fly), now I'm loving these prints that she produces on her website,

What is the issue, you may ask? Well, most African-American women are taught to not love their hair and to train it to be anything other than the unruly, kinky hair. I got a perm at the tender age of 8 and have struggled to have straight hair through perms, burns, and of course losing my hair due to the chemicals. And I must say, having my hair natural feels liberating. I no longer have to worry about the kinks showing through after four weeks and anxiously waiting for the six week mark so my whole head will be bone straight again.

Nor do I despise my natural hair, in fact I'm in love with it. Sometimes, my fingers get lost in my coils and I wonder how on earth I once thought it was ugly. And what's more, as my daughter watches me comb my hair I am proud that she sees her own beauty in me.


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