Sunday, June 10, 2012
The Politics of Black Hair
I was pleasantly surprised to see the discussion of the Politics of Black Hair on MSNBC Melissa Harris- Perry Show which my hubby and I watch every Sunday. It got me thinking more about my own hair evolution. Somehow I had convinced myself that the timing of me cutting all my hair off and going natural was just by happenstance. In actuality I had entertained the idea of cutting my hair off, to give to Locks of Love, several months prior to me actually doing it. Was it really by chance that I decided to cut my hair off within a week of turning in my two week notice. Once I knew that I would be a stay at home mom and wouldn't have to be in a professional environment for several years. I like to think the way I chose to wear my hair was not influenced by outside factors be it political or social, but indeed it was.
Comment and let me know your take on the discussion and if the way you wear your hair has been influenced by political or social factors.
A link to the segment: