In the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to attend several hair shows and meet-ups. Through attending these events, I have connected with so many different naturalistas of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
“You’re not really natural…,” or “You’re not natural enough…” Unfortunately, we do not hear enough about the positives in the natural hair community. After all, embracing your natural hair experience should be enlightening and uplifting to us all—especially, when most of why some of us go natural is because someone else inspired us.
Well, I’ve been blessed to connect with so many lovely natural beauties. One theme that I have concluded amongst us all is how friendly and liberated we are as a community. How empowering we can be towards one another. How encouraging, kind and fun we can all be with one another. Even when we’ve just met one another, it can feel as though we’ve known each other for years—all because of our hair. Our experience with learning to love and accept ourselves for who we were naturally created to be serves as the humbling platform that unites us all.
So waving from my side of the world, to yours I say “Hey curlfriend!”