Hair Confidence

once a former company I worked for wanted me to speak to their top executives, but only if I silk pressed my hair straight. I beautifully (and professionally) declined the invitation and sashayed away. However, it hurt deep down to know that I would only be accepted if I put on the “crown” they wanted me to have on for that day. Thankfully, I’m confident enough to know that my hair does not define me; it only accessorizes me. From my huge ‘fro to my locs, I love my hair no matter what! – Que’Ana Morris Jackson

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Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to others as I embark on this new venture of “positively purging“, as I know each of these pieces represents something…

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7 Responses to Hair Confidence

  1. bekitschig says:

    Sashayed away? – Way to go!

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  2. First of all thank you for sharing your experience. Second of all, Wow that is so rude of them to ask. And I am glad you declined politely. And yes your hair does not define who you are as a person. I personally have soft and damaged hair which I am trying to recover. It is wavy curly and I am proud of the hair I have. A lot of people think because I have soft hair that I am not black at all. But in reality I am. Because it is the colour of my skin. And I am proud to be black, regardless of what my hair looks like. What I am saying is, don’t let people fool you into thinking you are not something that you are (and vice versa). Be you and ignore those peasants who believe that it is their right to ask you to do such a thing. Do you and don’t let no one tell you you aren’t beautiful because you are, inside and out. ☺️

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    • msw blog says:

      Thank you for taking the time to reply at length, and share your experience. This is not my experience, but Que’Ana Morris Jackson I have had my own experience, as I am sure many women of color have- hence the Crowns Act. I am sure your hair damage can be fixed by seeing a good stylist who is familiar with your hair type and products that are right for you. Your statement “People think because I have soft hair, I am not black” jumps out at me. Isn’t it interesting how people make assumptions based on one’s appearance? I hope you take your own advice and continue to do you, and please continue to be proud of your hair, as it is truly a gift from God and yours to do as you wish.

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  3. LornaTri’s says:

    That is unbelievable, how dare they. Good for you, your hair looks ace, wear it with pride.

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