From Buzzfeed: Things Women With Natural Hair Are Tired of Hearing
“It’s amazing that it’s considered revolutionary to wear my hair the way it grows out of my head.”—Tracie Thoms
It’s hard enough dealing with the microaggressions on an everyday basis from others, but the hardest part of watching this for me was its depiction of the lack of support from family.
It’s definitely a reminder of how we can sometimes internalize the negative messages we receive about ourselves and act out that internalization out in a variety of ways. Hopefully this can be useful in sparking intergroup and intragroup dialogue.
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW