No More Hiding Behind My Hair

in , , , by Linda B Hurd, October 21, 2020

After 4 years of growing out my natural hair without a big chop for 9 years of begin natural, I finally had the courage to cut my hair. My problem with deciding on cutting my hair shorter was solely wrapped around the hiding I enjoyed with my shoulder-length natural curls. My hormonal acne and hyperpigmentation from acne scars left my face riddled with imperfections.

October 2020

There are still many Black Lives Matter protests happening across the world and allies and activists that are rightfully confronting the issue of what constitutes a substantial change. 

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What would you do if you did not rely on the opinions or validations from others around you? If that question doesn’t apply to you, what would you do if you gave yourself permission? 

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Something just had clicked in my brain in early June after an explosive argument with my husband after I closed our bedroom door and sat on the edge of our bed after we diffused the situation.