Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hair is St. Lucia

Over at my travel blog, I shared a bit about Hair in St. Lucia. See here

Not long after that post, I found this lovely article “

“Zahara Jolie-Pitt and the Politics of Uncombed Hair”

Hair is often the first thing others notice, be it the texture, length, fullness, or shine. In the African-American community it can also tell a story. It can indicate your background, lineage, and social standing. From slavery until today, skin color and hair texture played a large part in how the overall society viewed blacks and ultimately the way African-Americans saw themselves.

……this too shall pass.


Nika said...

I enjoyed reading your article! We still have a long way to go when it comes to how we perceive our natural hair. there are so many different ways to wear natural hair, I chuckled when I read about the suggestions to loc. I experience the same questions.

Btw, you've been tagged

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