Just read this article and I can totally relate…..
THE NUMBER 1 question I get asked.. “are you mixed?”
And it was something I had to deal with ALOT in secondary school.. I wasn’t considered black enough..because of the way I look.
Yes..my hair is a looser texture..
Yes.. I am not dark-skinned..
Yes..I look east-african or ”exotic” (even though I don’t agree fully with exotic)
And yes..I understand the ‘priviledge’..if you wanna call it that..in comparison to other hair types..but don’t fully agree with it…
My issue is… the lack of education…
Black comes in many many many different hair types, shades, colours and looks…
So when I get asked am I mixed?..and I say no… there is an essence of confusion… a look of…huh..so how come you look like that… or…you sure you don’t have white in you….no I’m black… DEAL WITH IT….
even if I was mixed…how does that benefit your life???
The question itself is loaded with assumptions and judgement…
Its something I will continually get asked…and more frequently esp in the naturalhair world..but I use it as a chance to educate… and change perceptions and ideals…
Black is beautiful in EVERY hair type, shade, look, shape…. DEAL WITH THAT!!
over 200 videos on youtube…. get a cup of tea…click play and sit back!!
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Myself and US blogger Kala Garner @thekglifestyle launched @idefinemetour two weeks ago and we have had an amazing response…
We thank you so much… and look forward to meeting those attending the Womens’ Empowerment Brunch on Saturday 20th September 2014.
ICI Restaurant, Brooklyn NYC
It is going to be such an amazing event..sooooooo excited!!
Full yummy brunch
And amazing gift bags!!
and yes the tour will be coming to the UK in 2015!!
Thankyou once again for your support and make sure to follow us on instagram, twitter and like the facebook page!!
Haven’t been bothered with her today…had other hair matters to deal with….BUT.. I have noticed a difference in my hair pattern…like my pattern is getting tighter….hmmm interesting!! #uknaturals #naturalhair #hair #naturalhairuk
What went down at yesterday’s @lushltd @lushregentst natural hair event
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I have received so AMAZING AMAZING meesages and had some great conversations in the past couple of weeks from people expressing how I inspire them, to create, change or develop……
And I’m like….😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢
I do what makes me happy and I am blessed, fortunate and thankful….
God has put me in such an amazing position and I always think…something is going to go wrong…which I shouldn’t do…..have faith Rachael..have faith…
I thank EVERYONE who supports me and my business ventures…
It isn’t easy…it can be stressful but I am so thankful and to know I have inspired at least one person in whatever they want to do… I am blessed.
Remember when I win…you win!!!
If I open a door..I’m holding it open for you..don’t let it slam in your face!!! Because we are too pretty for that!!
Continue to do what makes you happy..change your thoughts to positive and be productive!! SMOOOOCHESS!!
Now back to work….@ukafro launches in 10 days…EEEK!!!
Tag that hair!!!! @lolascurls_official haha!!! #uknaturals
@naturalhairdaily love these chicas
@missmarthaeva GAWJUS show-stopper hair at last night’s @lushltd #naturalhairLush styled by @moniquaysha May have to recreate this one!!! #uknaturals #naturalhair #naturalhairuk #naturalhairupdo