OK first let me say Chris Rock is hilarious! Now from watching the show I see that they are not really dwelling on the fact of black women having their hair natural, but the obsession of black women having their hair done period be it braids, permed or weave. He's quite comical when he describes how black women don't want you putting your hands in their hair because they really have a weave but don't want you to know it. I guess some of us women have really programmed our men to not touch our hair. Now I know why my husband doesn't touch my hair, which I wish he really would. It must be from a previous girlfriend because I've never worn weave. And really people are putting their weave on layaway? Come on we have really been hoodwinked.
The hair industry is 9 billion dollars mostly spent on weave. How can we put even a portion of that money back in the black community & use it for good?
I like that the Oprah show is also touching on white women & their hair obsessions as well. I'm not quite sure if it's a movie I will spend money to go see yet but I will watch when it comes out on video.
One thing I did notice at the beginning of the show is that his two daughters are indeed natural.
Solange said it best that she wanted to be free from the bondage & fill liberated!!! I can't believe she said she was spending $40,000 to $50,000 a year on her hair! Geez.
OK Chris is back on my good side he said however you decide to wear your hair is "good hair". And he is not an advocate for children having perms in their hair & he thinks that kiddie perms should be taken off of the shelves.
Ladies weigh in let me know if you had an opportunity to watch Oprah today & what your thoughts are on the movie. Would you spend money to go see it?
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Last friday I was on my way out with my girlfriends to free salsa lesson's & while checking myself out in the mirror, I noticed I was looking rather cute so I attempted to capture my cuteness in a photo. I'm not always photogenic & I know usually you exude how you're feeling in your photo's so I thought this was a good opportunity to capture a good moment. LOL
I'm not so sure I captured what I was feeling because I think I was looking much cuter when I was looking at myself in the mirror.
Any who here are my loc's at 13 months. They are so dense and full now. I love them. They are getting to a point where I can actually pull them up in a ponytail when I workout. I love how I can feel them moving and swaying when I walk. That's new. LOL I love the way they feel in my hands, they feel like high quality cotton. So soft I can't keep my hands out of them. I think I'm having a love affair with my hair. Something some of our sister's have yet to achieve.
I was just talking to one of my girlfriends on the phone & she mentioned how her hair was so nappy & she needed a perm. She mentioned that she was so frustrated with her hair that she doesn't know what to do with it. So I asked her, I said now I'm gonna ask you a question & you have to answer honestly. She said ok. So I asked her do you really know your hair texture? I said you've had perms forever & you perm at the first sight of a kink or wave. So how can you say that your hair is nappy? She said you know you're right I don't really know. I failed to mention that she was complaining about how she sweats her hair out & when it gets humid out or rains her hair napp's up. I just laughed at her & said I don't have any of those issues. So she goes on to say I don't think I could wear my hair like that because it's too nappy. I told her the nappier the prettier your loc's will be. I hope she thinks about it & considers going natural be it loose or loc'd. I just want to persuade at least one sister friend or even stranger that natural is the way to go.
It's funny that a lot of us out here when we do decide to go natural we don't have a clue about what to do with our hair, which I find odd by the way with so much info out her in cyberspace.
Have you inspired or persuaded a friend to go natural? If so I would love it if you would share your story with me.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Happy Birthday daddy! I know you are throwing your own birthday party in heaven with the best in attendance, Jesus Christ.
I just wanted to post in honor of my dad today. Many who know me know that I was the ultimate DADDY'S GIRL!!! When I was 6 years old my mom passed away & my parents were divorced. Some of my family members thought they were gonna take on the responsiblity of taking care of me because my dad had gotten sick a few months after my mom passed. He lost his kidney's due to pneumonia from a trucking accident.
My dad said NO!! That's my girl & I'm gonna raise her. It even got to the point that someone in my family asked me who I wanted to live with. Well I guess you all know the answer to that. So yes my dad raised me on his own & eventually remarried. I grew up in a loving home with my dad & step-mom. You talking about spoiled that was me!
Here are a few things that I miss most about my dad.
My dad was the human encyclopaedia to me. I could ask him anything & he could give me the answer. And guess what he would be right! LOL
I miss my dad sending me text messages telling me what he cooked for the day & what time it would be ready. Or letting me know that Ludie(my dog) was looking for me. Some of the family was amazed that he used texting on his phone & he let them know that as soon as he could upgrade his phone he wanted one with a qwerty keyboard. LOL
My dad was the ultimate man's man. He could fix anything. I mean as simple as screwing back a missing screw to rewiring an entire house. Are there any men out here like that today? Oh and he was the best cook & baker in the world. He could lay out the fanciest spread to the simplest but he did it all with flair. And his cakes oh my goodness they were so moist & the buttercreme frosting would just melt in your mouth.
Happy Birthday daddy. May you rest in peace, in Jesus arms.
9/10/33 - 1/14/09