Let’s talk hair ba-by…..let’s talk about you and me
A woman’s hair is surely her crown. Whether it is a pixie cut, a natural twist-out, sleek bun, long tresses, braids, or a new color…. our hair represents us. Currently there are 6 out of 50 states in the U.S. that have hair discrimination laws in place. Gasp! You would not think this would even be an issue but yes, it is. As little girls we are taught that long hair is beautiful and there are beauty commercials and magazines that reinforce that. There are thousands of colorful accessories for our hair, and even more products. As you get older, YOU decide how you want to wear your hair and others around you either like it or they do not. As a service member, I 100% agree that there should be a standard in uniform, but what about other organizations? Musician India Arie came out with a song called “I am not my Hair” which gave me a powerful message of “Screw you, I do what I want with my hair! I love myself and I don’t care what anyone thinks.” The pop star Pink made a bold statement when she debuted herself to the world with the non-traditional short, pink hairstyle; I loved it by the way. And let us not forget U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley who recently shaved her head due to alopecia and came out FIERCELY to the world. Whether it is the workplace, an establishment, a spouse, or university….my question to you is, should a person or place have the right to dictate or have a say on how you wear your hair? Why or why not?