For the last four years I have had long hair. I put my hair in extensions and let it grow out. This year I decided that I was done with braids. They took 13.5 hours to do and it was a painful process. Cutting my hair short again was a huge step for me. People just assume that I’m a boy. A lot of people associate short hair with being a boy and long hair with being a girl. They don’t look at my painted nails or my headband. It hurts a lot. I am very disappointed that people can’t see that no matter what I do with my hair I will still be a girl.
One person I look up to is Lupita Nyong’o. I talked about her a little bit in my Birthday Makeover post. I love the way she styled her hair. I look up to her because she is a well known person that has her hair short. Think about her in the movie Black Panther. Lupita is beautiful! She proves that African girls and women can wear their hair short and still look gorgeous.
In my culture the women in the villages have short hair. It is more sanitary and easier to take care of. Long hair where I am from is a symbol of wealth and privilege.
What’s something you are sensitive about? What is something that embarrasses you? What can you do to move past this barrier. Christ never said this life would be easy he only said it would be worth it. I hope that you can realize how beautiful you are.
P.S. The picture above is an artistic photo not a an angry face 😉