23 hours ago
You know what's sexy?
accepting who you really are.
in a few weeks it will be 3 years since i decided to let my natural hair grow. //
i was born and raised in one of the countries where most hair relaxers and blonde hair dyes are sold. more than 85% of dominican women relax and dye their hair into a lighter color.
and people don't realize how much this habits are psychologically breaking us appart. teaching us since we are little that our features, hair and skin color are ugly and they need to get "fixed" is the explanation of why a lot of black women experience low self-esteem issues and depression. issues that influence their perfomance in their social and professional lives. .
going natural for me is more than just having an afro, for me this is a statement and i want to make it very obvious: i embrace who i am, i am super proud of being black and i absolutely don't give a d**n if my look bothers you.
having an afro in this country means that you cannot work in some places like banks, hotels, some offices, and the list goes on.... you know, because curly hair looks " unprofessional". so this is my response to people who thinks that afros are unprofessional and ugly: i will rock a fro' for ever 24/7. you can sit and enjoy the view mate!🌞 #cometeloconyuquita