As an African American woman I’ve dealt with the social pressure of having straight hair. For some people it’s hard to understand why an entire group of people would have any issue on the dead cells that grow out of our heads. But my whole life I’ve had people constantly ask me why I wear my hair naturally instead of straight, as if chemically processing your hair is expected of you. How come people have campaigned for healthy curvaceous women to be the standard of beauty but not natural curly hair? The willingness to physically change yourself to meet the standards of society is cowardly and sends the wrong message to young girls.
Change starts with us accepting the beautiful curls we have. The hair that makes us unique. The hair that Mother Nature has given us.