Hey everyone! I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and are coming into the new year well.
Wow, it’s already 2013! I don’t know ’bout y’all but 2012 went outta here with a quickness.
Y’all in 2013 we are still dealing with the thought that black women cannot grow long hair. Now I don’t consider my hair/lil dreads as long and yes it’s longer than it’s ever been. Sadly, this backwards attitude is coming from the older generation.
I attended an annual family gathering and this one person has seen me every year since I started my braidlocks almost 4 1/2 years ago. Last year, this same person asked me if this was all my hair. And this year as soon as she saw me she said, “I can’t believe that your hair is that long”.
Huh…this is 2013 right?! ***shaking my head*** And to myself I’m saying, “Wait til you see me next year”.
There is another thing that I’ve heard that bugs me to no end. It’s the notion that older women or women 40 years and older, should cut their hair short. Really?! What’s the reasoning behind that?
Are any of you still experiencing backwards attitudes towards your hair?