Martin Luther King, Jr. made many strides in changing the fabric of America. He tirelessly fought against injustice and inequality and paved the way for us to enjoy the liberties we do today. Without Martin Luther King, Jr. there would be no President Barack Obama, no First Lady Michelle Obama, no Oprah Winfrey and no Collen Powell.
Dr. King's courageous effort to go against the grain, think outside the box and change the "norm" reminds me of all the natural lovelies around the world. The decision to go natural, takes courage. To stand against the eurocentric ideology that says straight hair is better hair, takes courage. To chop off all your hair and still be bad enough to ROCK It, takes courage. To stand proudly and walk boldly while others stare in amazement, takes courage.
For all my natural sistas who've endured criticism from friends, family, co-workers and strangers alike - *key the heroic background music* - whispers and snickers from those who knew you when your hair was long and straight, for those who are feeling uncomfortable with the decision you've made - remember, it's not easy being a gamechanger, but it pays off in the end.
I do believe that one day naturals will out number those with relaxed hair, kinky, curly, koily hair will be the "norm", big chops will happen everyday and that our great, great grandchildren will never know what it's like to have a perm. But, we have to start somewhere and that somewhere starts with YOU!
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all the courageous naturals in the
world, NHH is having a MLK Day Giveaway! All you have to do is subscribe to the NHH blog by midnight 1/16/12! Every subscriber will be entered into a drawing to win the following gift pack which includes an 8 oz. jar of Curls Curly Q Custard for kids (I've used it and like it), a mirror keychain and an Estee Lauder makeup bag:
The drawing will take place on 1/17/12. The winner must respond within 24 hours in order to claim the prize, otherwise another winner will be chosen.
GOOD LUCK and tell ALL your natural friends to subscribe too!!