A lady friend of mine wears her black hair in the most beautiful combination of a dred / twisty combination I’ve ever seen. Her combination of two black natural hair styles greatly enhances the beauty she is blessed with.
I have a blogger friend that has the most beautiful entanglement of black and gray curly velvet tresses I’ve ever seen.
Then there is the writer that works on this blog who wears her hair cut to the skull.
All of them are beautiful women by nature.
All of them could very well have chosen to wear their hair straight – as millions of black women do. So-called “white beauty standards” would have us believe that black women wearing their hair straight is some kind of indication they want to be or “look” white.
That’s bullshit and don’t you believe the hype.
Funny thing is when white women kink and braid their hair – it’s all good.
To charge a woman with some sort of racial beauty larceny because of how she chooses to enhance her God given features is simply a mind game played out by the racists whose ignorance has convinced them that one form of looks is the end all and be all.
The game is “white beauty standards”.
It’s got some major players at the table. The modeling industry, the makeup industry, the hair industry, the clothing and advertising industries and even the fitness industry. They bombard us at every turn with pale skin, pencil thin, long and blond as the beauty bar all must clear to be validated beautiful.
The popularity of “wearing natural hair styles” among black women is the best thing to ever happen to the definition of beautiful hair. The embracing of thick frames and ample derrieres has promoted the builds of millions of black women out of the lewd halls of sexual connotations to the lofty thrones of beauty and desirability. Thin blackness has also found its own accreditation in the world of beauty.
The embracing of thick frames and ample derrieres has promoted the builds of millions of black and latino women out of the lewd halls of sexual connotations to the lofty thrones of beauty and desirability. And its about damn time. Thin blackness has also found its own accreditation in the world of beauty. All this black beauty – yeah man!
But the racists industries and entities that make money off of convincing us that we must conform to a certain standard aren’t easily going away. To go away would be to admit the truth. That truth is black beauty in any context is just beautiful as any other colorized version of beauty in any context.