I love the twitterverse. It allowed me to meet V of ‘My Natural Me’. V is newly devoted natural diva who is finding the true meaning and love for natural coils! You can experience her journey, inner hair beauty views and features of other naturals worldwide! This week V has a Soul Purpose giveaway, so check it out. V was also gracious enough to feature Kinnks on her blog as well!
“Girl Is You Crazy!!!”
(Purposeful use of “Is” LOL)
That is exactly what I ask myself when I think about how long my natural transition was. You see, my last relaxer was in December 2007. However, my “real” natural journey did not start until two years later. I stopped getting my hair relaxed for a couple of reasons. The main reason was that I had moved to a new place and wasn’t familiar with the salons in the area. I moved to a highly Hispanic populated area in PA and black stylist were not a regular that you saw everyday. I also got tired of doing the kitchen beautician method of relaxing my own hair as I am sure that I over processed the MESS out of it! I always wanted to experiment with being natural, but never had the guts to do it.
Joking around, TRYING to be funny, I told someone they looked like Susan Boyle. Not to mention, she was a Black woman that had no features to resemble her. She really took offense and said that, I looked like a field slave with my nappy hair.
I don’t know about yal, but it really hurt my feelings. The whole situation had me lost for words. I think it hurt mainly because, I don’t look at my friends in terms of light skin and dark skin. It also left me with many questions on the mindset of people within 2010. Would it be better if I looked like a house slave? Honestly, to be a descendant of any slave shows the strength and determination that is within our blood. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in 1865, 145 years ago. I am proud, in this short time, ‘we as a people’ have advanced, however…‘We as a people’ still have stragglers with a “slave mentality”. They say things like, “She’s pretty for a dark skin girl.”
I stayed up late last night… I was really feelin Ciara’s hair. Its refreshing to see weavless entertainers.
You look beautiful and sexy…. With natural hair!