Sunday, August 21, 2011

Toledo private school orders student to remove Sisterlocks before returning to school Monday

Toledo private school orders student to remove Sisterlocks before returning to school Monday

I cannot believe something like this is happening in this day and age. I think we need to claim our power as a race and start fighting for what is right. For too long we have handed over our power without a fight. Its tough raising strong confident children in this world where they come up against so much.It takes so much out of you, but for the future of our children we have to strive to go that extra mile.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Feeling Natural

This pic was taken after I went to the hot water baths in the hills of Souffiere, Saint Lucia. I don't know, but something about the warm mineral baths always makes my skin glow and my hair shine. I never tire of taking trips there, even though I often suffer from motion sickness whenever I have to navigate the many corners and turns along the mountainside. The end result is always worth it. I just love the Caribbean!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Note to my Disapproving Sister at the Office

Don’t hate me because I love the chocolate in my skin
And the kyar in my hair
Yes I have African in me, can’t you tell

While you try so hard to be ‘Professional’, I am developing me
While you flip your lyed to hair and expose your silicones to impress
I am too busy studying and praying to play temptress

While you teach your daughter how not to love and embrace her God-given beauty
I am teaching mine how to appreciate every part of her as a beautiful gift from God, not meant to be tampered with

You can subscribe to whatever magazine or channel you like
Just don’t include me in your self- hating diatribes
I don’t need to subscribe to your ideal
I have my own and I adjust it accordingly

So when you see me wear my hair in locks and twists
And walk as if I am moving to my own rhythm
Don’t hate sister, just be happy
It’s because I am at peace, and I am being exactly who I want to be.
So I haven't updated this blog in a while. Sometimes life gets in the way and you dont't get to do some of the things you love the most.

Anyway since I haven't been kind to my readers in a while, I have decided to offer a peace offering. I found the time to put pen to papaer and write a poem about some things I am sure most natural hair wears can relate.