When I was only 4 years old my father made it clear he hated my curls and their unruliness. He even complained to the neighbors in front of me and called my hair insulting names. He also hated my mother's curls and told her he wouldn't marry her unless she straightened her hair. My brother internalized these negative messages and was also critical of my curls! I am now in my 40s and still trying to be okay with my curls but even the media bashes them or underrepresents them. Has anyone here been through this type of criticism and developed a positive view of their curls? If you did, please tell your story...

Last edited by Curlswirl; 04-21-2012 at 02:42 PM.