Writing about your feelings, is like preaching to world without fear of judgement. It’s liberating.Freckle-faced94
When i first started this journey i use to say: “straightening your hair is anti-black. You are rejecting yourself. You are burning and damaging your hair to conform to societal norms and to appear to be more ‘white’.”
But recently i have started to question these thoughts. In my opinion, straightening your hair is not exactly anti-black. If you relax it or constantly press it because you believe that your natural afro hairdo is not up to par with the silky waves or pin straight hair of other cultures…then yes, i believe that is a problem. A problem about self love and acceptance.
Back to my original intents…I have come to the conclusion that straightening my hair is just anti-ME. I feel as if i am denying myself of my natural beauty and what god has given me when I put heat on my hair and denature my cultures.
Im not saying that I will never straighten my hair again, I’m just saying that is it highly unlikely that i am going to sit in a chair for four hours pressing my hair for it to curl back up the second i sweat…and (gross fact) I’m a sweater soooo yeah….
tis is all,
I don’t care about losing people who don’t wanna be in my life anymore. I’ve lost people who meant the world to me and I’m still doing just fine.(via queercunts)