Hello lovelies! I’ve got so much to share with you this week, and couldn’t help but kicking it off with this question: was your going natural a political movement?
Huh?? What you mean political? This ain’t no Black Power movement! Why it gotta be political?? Well sounds silly, but while we might say no, it wasn’t a political movement, we just wanted to be natural, it seems society thinks otherwise.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Back then, there was a lot to fight for, a lot to reclaim as a nation. The bold statement of the afro as indeed left it’s mark. But today, a woman (and yes a man too) who chooses to wear her hair natural is hardly doing it for something political. Instead it’s an intrigue, a desire to know what the hair she barely saw as a child looks like, or the want to return back to her curls, or a want for change.
I’m thinking, while we as a natural hair community are seeking to nurture and grow our hair, we’re also possibly not doing enough to let society know, we’re not doing this for a trend/fad/political movement. Granted, if they do some research (basic ask and be told) they might find out as much, but some of it does fall into our court too.
Would you be offended if someone thought your going natural was merely to be a political stance? What were your reasons to go natural? Any influences at all politically?
~Hope you enjoyed