My Goodness, I’ve been away for a while! To think, one of my last blog posts was of my 2nd Big Chop and now my hair is less than an inch long. YES! I cut it all off! 😀
There has been a few changes in my life over the past 2 months. Firstly like I mentioned, I completely cut off my hair. I woke up one morning and was fed up with the fact that my wash and go from the day before was no longer existent. I got my dads clippers and cut it all to a level 2. Of course I recorded myself doing it. You can see how my dad gave me a helping hand too.
The reactions have been quite interesting to say the least. A lot of the elders have given me “the look” when I tell them I cut if off because I just wanted to. They clearly don’t approve, but I couldn’t care less. As long as I am happy with it then I am content. The best reaction I received was from my Grandma who is currently living back home in Tanzania.
I have received messages from distant relatives basically making sure that I wasn’t going crazy. That’s what a lot of people think for some reason, if you have spent a few years looking after your hair properly and you cut it all off then there definitely must be something wrong with you! This has made me realise how materialistic hair really is. People put way too much importance into a appearance. I have come to the point in my life where I would rather people respect me for the things that I say and do rather than the way I look. Yes, hair for a black person is important. I have already made my statement and have helped people with their own natural hair.
I love the way I look. I love my natural hair.
Now it is time to focus on the inside. I know I have a great mind, I just to exercise it more. I need to be able to articulate what is on my mind. Not just speak it, but also express it.
Not many people know that I have loved to draw my whole life. In the past few months I have decided to take it seriously. I have created Mother N Diaspora, a brand that focuses on art inspired by the Motherland and her Children. I will do another blog post on this soon.
Until next time 🙂