I wish I could smile this big right now but OHMIGOD! I just read three stories in a row about how people (black, white, etc) just HATE on natural hair. I’m so angry and sad, I literally just screamed and there’s a knot in my throat from me trying not to cry. It really breaks my heart hearing that my hair is ugly or unprofessional or just not good enough.
I’m pretty confident about my kinky, coily, nappy locks. I LOVE IT! It’s gorgeous. It’s awesome! I have a hard time keeping my hands out of my hair because it’s just so fun to play with, but this barrage of negativity makes me feel like a little girl again. Images like the one below hurt. (I mean, why I gotta be a hoe?! But that’s not even the issue at hand here. I KNOW both are beautiful, but it sometimes seems that people who share my sentiment are few and far between)
My mom and most of my family did a good job of trying to make sure I knew how beautiful my black was growing up, but there was always that “why can’t my skin be lighter?” or “whay can’t my hair be curly/straight?” or “why can’t I have pretty blue/green/hazel eyes?” (honestly, I still get that last one every once in a while). It just feels like the world is constantly conspiring to make me feel disappointed in being milk chocolatey with brown eyes and kinky hair.
Thanks God Almighty for good friends, family, and bloggers/vloggers like Naptural85, CharyJay, and Jenell B. Stewart (not to mention her insanely adorable daughter Elle #hairgoals). They are instrumental in helping to welcome those positive vibes of falling in love with all your natural goodness.
So here are some kinky, coily, nappy images for us to fawn over! Let’s just BASK in it, shall we? Take it all in! Take in the glory, the regalness, the fun, the cute, the sexy, the life giving realness… MMMMHMM YES THAT FEELS GOOD!
If you find yourself feeling anything less than confident about your lovely crown, I hope this helps you quiet that negative noise. #BeProudOfYourThunderCloud
All my best loves!
(Images are via Google search. So sorry, no credits. If you know where they are from, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due! Slow clap for little Riley in the middle and Ms. Lupita on the end)