It’s taken me *so* many years to LOVE my hair.
Having absorbed our society’s (& thanks to the globalisation of advertising, now ‘the world’s’!) ‘only straight hair is beautiful’ narrative which tells me and others harmful lies…
Lies which say:
It’s not curly, it’s ‘wild’
It’s not thick it’s ‘untameable’
It’s not strong it’s ‘coarse’
And…above all: its ‘frizzy’ and must be ‘fixed’.
Fixed with silicone and paid for at a high cost to both our purses and our self-acceptance and love.
I call Bullshit!
I call my hair what it is & always has been: BEAUTIFUL.