12 minutes ago
Wow! just read my thoughts from 2014, four years ago and it is very much applicable to now! "homage to myself"
october 31st, 2014 was the day that changed me forever!! this day represents an abundance of growth: the day i was able to, for one of the first times in my life feel untethered, be full of confidence, and was no longer susceptible to what society’s disposition of beauty was. knowing and learning about the oppression that many women face along with pressure and sovereignty to make us think that our natural hair isn't beautiful enough and that we need to subsume into something and someone that we are not, made me want to break free from society's "idea of beauty" and embrace what i was given, naturally. i made my "big chop" appointment and told the stylist to chop it all off! a lot of my hair was gone but, i have never looked back, regretting my decision! i finally had my own identity and independence which is something no one can take away from me. the change also had a lot to do with discovering and identifying who i really was on the inside. unveiling the woman that i had subsided for so long was finally happily blooming. honestly, i was very scared to make this change fearing what others would say and think of me, furthering my deep insecurities. but on this day my mind was made up to what i wanted to do!! this may seem as a small transformation but, it was a momentous change for me as a whole: mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. i wrote this message in the hopes for other women and girls to see how beautiful we are naturally and to those that are how i was, to realize this self-conflicting transformation can be conquered❤️