My hair stories
Ebb and the flow
Growing up as a black girl in a society that idolizes straight, silky hair can be quite daunting. It is common to feel like an outcast, especially when you are told that your hair is not beautiful. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many black girls and women. However, it is important to remember that our hair is unique, and our diversity is what makes us beautiful. Here are some points to consider:
Black hair is versatile: There are so many ways to wear black hair, from braids to twists, to afros and everything in between. Our hair is so versatile, and it can be styled in a variety of ways, which is something to be proud of.
Representation matters: Seeing more black women embracing their natural hair in the media has been a huge step forward towards normalizing black hair. It is important to have a diverse representation of beauty standards, and we should continue to push for it.
Education is key: Many people are unaware of the beauty and complexity of black hair. By educating ourselves and others, we can break down stereotypes and promote inclusivity.
Self-love is crucial: At the end of the day, the only person whose opinion matters when it comes to your hair is yourself. Learning to love and embrace your hair is a journey, but it is worth it. Remember, your differences are your beauty marks, and they are what make you unique and beautiful.
Embracing Our Differences It's not always easy to accept that we are different from others. As kids, we strive to fit in and be like everyone else. However, being unique is something to be celebrated, not shunned. I make a conscious effort to teach my daughters that their differences are what make them special, just like beauty marks. When I look in the mirror and feel confident about my appearance, I remember that little girl who struggled to accept her differences. Now, I remind myself every day that my differences are my beauty marks, and they make me truly gorgeous.