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I LOVE IT! GREAT EMPOWERING IDEA!
I RECENTLY POSTED THIS ON A SITE THAT WAS BASHING THIS BRILLIANT IDEA!
"I think it is a celebration of our true ROOTS. We no longer have to perm, burn, flat iron, press, weave-up, etc our hair to make it look silky and/or straight like other races just because we’ve been taught that was beautiful. We can rock fros, braids, coils, twists, locks and whatever the HECK we want now, & it is accepted and beautiful. Instead of conforming….we have stood up for the individuality of our race. Younger black girls/women can now be prouder of their kinky hair. They dont have to say, “Mama…why isnt my hair long, straight, silky and down my back like hers.” I was that dark skinned, kinky, thick, poofy haired little girl. There was a mixed girl in my 2nd grade class with long, beautiful, silky hair. Since I didn’t look like her, I thought I was ugly. Since I didnt look like the magazines and whatever this European standard of beauty is, I *again* thought I was ugly. But now America is putting us (natural, fro’ed out, dread-head, kinky locked) women on magazines, in commercials, in videos, in movies….So, I think it’s a step in the right direction for being proud of your heritage. If you dont like it, dont join. Damn! Blk ppl find the stupidest, most superficial stuff to complain about. I guess making a Black History month, a NAACP, a Black National Caucus & whatever else was TOO FAR too. Get a damn life! Google how to get some grants, create some jobs, fix the economy. Bullying, suicide, low self-esteem, poor self-image and body-image depression are RUNNING RAMPANT! anything that is geared towards making someone feel positive about their TRUE self…..is needed. Check the damn suicide rates."Tranesha Patrice Hewitt, 20 months ago.