troll and launch off-topic conversations on every single blog or article about:
- Oppression Olympics
- how someone’s multiracial background disqualifies them from any discussion of their PoC status and using it discredit their hard work, effort, and talent; project animosity towards individuals as the problem with PoC representation rather than TPTB
- how one’s choice of hair represents brainwashing and assimilation without consideration of each individual’s situation
- the sexual behavior and mindset of people based on arbitrary factors like clothing, tattoos, piercings
- the work ethic of people based on their level of success without thorough examination
Enough already, people!
- Oh are you locking your hair?
-_- Why would you assume I’m locking my hair just because I’m going/already natural? Is locking the only acceptable form of natural hair in this society? Will I get banished off on another island if I don’t lock, perm, or weave my hair?
- Why don’t you perm your hair?
Why don’t you deep throat a chainsaw?
- You have good natural hair
What the fuck is GOOD or BAD natural hair?
I mean I just….I…
When are your gonna do something with your hair?
It is done. Just ‘cause I don’t shell out hundreds and thousands a year does not mean no work has gone into it. When you see it, it has undergone hot oil treatments, been conditioned, oiled, trimmed, twisted, and detangled. That’s a whole lot of something.
Is that a weave?
I shouldn’t be insulted by this but I just am. Is there some law that says black hair cannot look like mine and still be real? It’s like they’re short-changing all my hardwork and determination. It doesn’t even look artificial. It has obvious length differences and has several different textures going.
Can I touch it?
Can I touch yours? I AM NOT AN ANIMAL. I don’t like to be petted. I don’t even know where your hands have been. My hair is usually styled and took several minutes, why would I want you to disrupt it?
When is going to grow out?
6-8 inches is the sufficient length I want my hair to be. Not everyone that goes natural is doing it for long flowing locks or are capable of producing such lengths. The whole reason I went natural is to have manageable hair not to put another hurdle into my schedule.
You know natural hair is a fad, right?
…(doesn’t dignify it with an answer)
I have never wanted to reach for a set of of clippers and shave my head until now. The pulling, the itchiness, and the heat that the kanekalon create are driving my head insane. It looks neat, was more cost-effective than most protective styles, and is saving me time with these temporary 5 AM wake-ups. It succeeded in those aspects but it’s super uncomfortable and I miss running my fingers through my hair. I’m beginning to file it in the never again part of my brain.
A college-going sista just can’t win! I’m in that minority of the last humans on the planet that read for leisure but it’s damn near impossible to get books and have that sweet feeling of ownership (I don’t exactly approve of piracy so I don’t consider that true ownership). Being one of those people There are TWO options that are not exactly ideal for the financial-struggling college student:
- Buying hardback/paperback-Let’s face it. Other than random sells the average adult book is kinda pricey ranging from $10.00-$20.00. A person with a voracious appetite for literature would go broke quickly. The experience of
- E-readers and tablets-These things solve the whole lack of space and permanent residence problem that most students face but they are so damn expensive to anyone that doesn’t come from money or doesn’t want to add more debt on top of their current debt. I’m not so keen on staring at screens for extended periods of time, but like an MP3 player it’ll suffice until I can afford and store the real physical versions of what I want.
It’ll probably boil down to me doing the latter option. I’ll be eying the Nook Color, Acer Tablet, and ASUS Transformer like a hawk come August.
Martin Luther King Jr (via nostalgicwiththestateofmind)
Update: It has now been made clear that the first sentence comes from Jessica Dovey, a schoolteacher, not as earlier attributed to rest of the quote by MLK.