Monday, September 15, 2014

Stay Strong Viola Davis: For Your Child Genesis, Natural IS Cool Enough!

Apparently, the lovely actress, Viola Davis is getting flack for making the decision to keep her child's hair naturally beautiful. She has a beautiful daughter named Genesis and she has decided to let her child be free in regard to her hair.

“There’s not one woman in America who does not care about her hair. But we give it way too much value,”said Davis. “We deprive ourselves of things, we use it to destroy each other. We’ll look at a child and judge a mother and her sense of motherhood by the way the child’s hair looks. I am not going to traumatize my child about her hair. I want her to love her hair.”

It says a lot about folks, who criticize mothers and their children (Beyonce and baby Blue also get a lot of negative critiques) because a decision is made to let their hair be naturally wonderful and free as it grows out of their scalps rather than kiddie perms, straightening and other techniques that may be harmful to the hair follicles, scalp and beyond.  It reminds me of that profound question that Malcolm X once asked which was "Who taught you to hate yourself? Within this lecture, he asks, who taught you to hate the texture of your hair along with other key questions.  It is really interesting that in 2014, this question still needs to be asked.

Viola, Stay Strong and Teach your baby to love herself and to love the texture of her hair. Always know that Natural Is Cool Enough and that's N.I.C.E.!

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