iknowleee: How I Knew It Was Time To Cut My Hair

I’ve honestly had the urge to cut my hair for an extremely long time. It wasn’t until very recently that I realized I was holding on to it because the people around me wanted to –– specifically my mother. She’d always raised us to skirt the stereotype of the “typical” black girl. She didn’t want us to wear weave, insisted that we take proper care of our hair, and absolutely forbade us to wear it short. Her girls were always the black girls with long hair — it was a source of pride for her. She truly believed it was our crown. Read More

Karen H: Many Miles, Many Styles

Change — a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many an individual. Even if you consider yourself a generally open-minded person, at some point in your life, you’ve actively resisted even the slightest deviation or departure from the familiar confines of your comfort zone. Nowhere in our lives is this apprehension more prevalent than as it pertains to our appearance. Most of us spend a great deal of our adolescence cultivating our look, seeking to discover our style and tailoring it to fit our personality. Once we feel like we’ve nailed it, very rarely do we mess with Read More