For many years beautiful brown and black girls refused to embrace their hair because "society" deemed it unflattering and unprofessional. People even thought our hair was ugly! Can you believe that? Therefore, we internalized those words and hid our hair from the world and ourselves. Not only does representation matter, but experiencing positive words regarding people who look like you can bring a whole new outlook on how a girl will view herself.
In the spirit of Black Hair•story month Napturally Me will have a short series of post featuring girls of color in different industries who are showing representation for our hair. They are speaking up about what is like to be girls of color in the world. In this modern age an incredible movement is happening to stand as girls of color to embrace every aspect of our skin, hair, and features. Below we have highlighted a few ladies who are making strides in Hollywood. Along with each girl is a meaningful quote that spoke to our hearts as black girls. Television and music are two of the first places we seek to find a relatable example of ourselves. Whether it is through the soulful lyrics of a song or seeing bantu knots worn so eloquently by a complex black female character.
We chose modern girls who are inspiring this generation. There are so many more incredibly talented, creative, and intelligent young ladies doing great things. For fun we challenge you to seek out more people, and even inform us about some ladies we may not know.
So much more too come for Napturally • Me! This is only the beginning..
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