(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
All the sisters know about the bedtime head scarf… In Lonnice Brittenum Bonner’s book Good Hair….she says in romantic moments when the brother wants to rub his fingers through your hair — just let him… Knowing all the while you’ve got the head scarf hidden under the pillow…and when he falls off to sleep put that
Hands down…Sisters are confused about our hair.We simply don’t know what to do with it.The problem: we are running away from our naturalness.Many don’t even know what our real texture is.We’ve got our kinkiness on the down low.Our beautiful Kinkiness is Screaming to get out!!!!!It’s time — way over due — to let our hair out of