First, thanks for the compliments! I will post short hair pics when that day arrives. Sounds like it took guts to do the big chop, considering not everyone was behind you at first. Sometimes I think just being women brings pressure for us to have long hair. Honestly, it doesn't surprise me that those naysayers actually liked your cut. People are just scared of change imo, often w/out needing to be. I imagine you have and will continue to inspire other curlies to be brave like you and take the natural route.
Well looks like you've freed yourself from roller sets (oh the irony of curling hair that already has a natural curl pattern - I've done that too
Anyway, it was fun chatting with you