Checking out an article by Djehuty Ma’at-Ra — He reminded the reader that Perms are not Permanent! dherbs.comHe went on to school us about what Kwame Ture (formerly Stokely Carmichael) said in the rap song by KRS-One — Ya Strugglin’: No matter how hard you try to disguise yourself, it can’t be done. Africa is so strong, that regardless of what you put in your hair, she will
Many Sisters are repressing their NATURAL TEXTURE instead of embracing it!
(photo courtesy – Boston Globe/Evan Richman)The Sisterlock movement is alive! Sisterlocksoriginated in 1993, by Dr. JoAnne Cornwell,professor at San Diego State University.Here’s an article from January 6, 2008 Boston Globe by Meghan Irons.Sisterloctician Martine Bernard, explained that,“It’s healing hair….We are healing some of the ingrained feelings about our hair….God does not make mistakes.”
For those of us that can remember, this Duke Afro Hairspray Ad makes you want to bring back the day of the Afro…and the unity.
According to the blog Angola Rising, Angolans & other Africans believe there are spiritual qualities to the hair. Since it the closest part of the body to the heavens, it can reach out to gods & spirits. It is like an antennae that can transmit & receive communications to and from our soul.
“I married a Korean man so my children would nothave hair like me” — a young Black woman on The Tyra BanksShow – Nov. ’05
We have our Hair in lockdown mode… repressing it under weaves…perms…braids…Whew…but the kink still rules…
Back In the Day…in the 1800s we used a fork to comb our hair.
Do we even know our real hair texture…that is consistently camouflaged under weaves,braids, wigs, perms, etc.? …See Malena Amusa’sBlog on Hair & Racial Politics: http://gold-platedwitchonwheels.blogspot.com/2007/03/hair-and-racial-politics.html