Happy Monday Curlycakes! I missed you all over the weekend. So now it’s December and I’m tracking my hair growth from now until my 3, yes 3 year anniversary! I cannot believe it’s been three years! OMG! I had a great weekend, yesterday was first Sunday as you can see my churchfit in the photo. A Rocakes classic! lol. No peelbox hat though, couldn’t find one to match. I had a wonderful evening reading a book and hanging with my family! Hope you enjoyed your weekend! Hit me up and tell me all about it!
The question runs through my head every single time I see an af-Ro Socialite, in the mall, at the gym or in church. I want to say to them, did your friends and family support your BC! Just recently I experienced one of my good friends BC’s. It was very emotional for her, but so empowering. She was focused, determined and boy had she done her research. She had been faced with discouraging comments from several people. But still, she stood her ground. I honestly don’t think that those people intentionally mean any harm. But it just proves that people are afraid of the unknown. I also think that if you see this is something that one of your loved one’s really desires, why would you discourage them anyway? Going natural isn’t harmful to your life, health or safety and yet some people act like the world is going to end if they don’t have long hair! And trust me, keep a relaxer long enough and you won’t have long hair anyway. ( Sidebar: I’m very passionate, excuse my venting). I urge everyone to at least do the research. I’m saying everyone should go Natural, but at least do some research and throw away the mindset that was embedded into your skull from birth, which is African American hair needs to be straightened!
So I said all of that to say this. Did your friends or family support your BC? Did it affect you in any way? Now that you’ve been natural, have you inspired any of them to transition? Have they had a change of heart? Talk Back ;) Muah!
Ladies! It’s about that time! Our first gathering! Whoo-Hoo! A tea party for the natural women to celebrate, educate and empower each other. Stay tuned for details! RSVP now at the firstname.lastname@example.org! Seats are filling up fast!