How Their Hair Became an Expression

I love that I can change my hair often. – Madeline Fall

It lifts me up, but its just one part of me – Diarra Fall

So I cut it off. Doing so liberated my mind from the bounds that society has placed on Black beauty and how that reflected onto me. Now I’m starting over from the roots, taking care of it, and thinking about what I want to do with it. I was never experimental, but now I’m excited to try wigs and braids and twists. Black hair is absolutely incredible. And mine represents my ever­-evolving self @olivia_anakwe

The first thing people see is my external look, but I can hit them with words and actions right away to shift the perception of what I’m bringing to the world. I’m still a badass, powerful person, even if my hair doesn’t convey it. As I’ve aged, I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter what I’m wearing or what my hair is doing because I already see myself clearly and feel myself intensely. Knowing yourself so well is one great thing no one tells you about getting older. Aging is great.”

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7 Responses to  How Their Hair Became an Expression

  1. Reaseaorg says:

    Feeling comfortable in who you are is so very important to worry less about the stereotypes and premature judgements of others 🙂

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  2. The first thing people see is my external look, my life story!

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