Thursday, May 31, 2012

My BLACK Aint Better Than Your BLACK

HAIR - the ultimate accessory that can make an outfit banging, a face glow and men and women take a second look.  It’s that accessory to beauty that we never forget but often under estimate.  Well NATURAL HAIR, for black women, is that new-new accessory.  It’s that handbag that every other black woman is dying to buy BUT why?  They’ll all rant and rave about the plight of a black woman and the revolution of us going back to our roots.  BUT REALLY, really though…your footprint back to the motherland???   Now let’s be real sisters…all of us did not get a bad perm, rediscover our roots and decide to show our Caucasian-Persuasion coworkers, friends, and neighbors that we are all from AFRICA in the same 5 year time-frame.  What’s wrong with simply saying it’s the cool thing to do, I’ve been getting perms for so long I don’t even know what my real hair looks like, or I was bored and needed a change.  It’s nothing wrong with that!  But the thing that baffles me the most, is the NATURAL haired sister that brags about her mane and criticizes her girlfriend for being in love with “Dark and Lovely in a jar.”  Just because you wanted to rock that twist-out doesn’t mean that you’re better, doesn’t mean that your blacker, doesn’t mean that you’re prettier.  It simply means you made a choice and that choice is yours the same as your friends choice to keep her hair fried, dyed and laid to the side.  In reality, your friend’s decision NOT to go natural may have a little more weight on it today.  Her permed hair may show her strength and individuality! And in fact it may show that her BRAVE-HEART is a little bigger than yours.  WhY? Because it’s easy to jump on the bandwagon…it’s easy to do what everyone else around you is doing.  But it’s hard to be the sister walking around with your hair still fried.  You might ask, well damn BBB aren’t you natural?  Well of course I am, BUT my black aint better than your black.  I made a decision and I don’t care if the sister to my left is bald and the one to my right is permed…what’s mine is mine and what’s theirs  is theirs and I love them all the same!    

Yours Truly, 

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