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Old 01-10-2007, 07:32 AM   #1
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Default Essay on Going Natural in this Week's Newsweek

Well-written essay by an African American woman on her hair journey! It's in the most recent Newsweek.
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:31 AM   #2
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I saw that too! I've been telling my husband that 'going natural' is a revolution for African American women. I think that he believes me now.

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Old 01-10-2007, 10:53 AM   #3
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For those who are interested in reading the article, here's the URL:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11884162/site/newsweek/ .

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Old 01-10-2007, 11:26 AM   #4
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thanks for the link. Great article.

I wish the photo of her hair was better. I can't imagine getting my hair pressed each day, especially as a child when it's so hard to sit still. It's too bad that this woman as a child came to believe her hair was ugly and had to be "fixed," especially when I am sure her grandmother only had love in her heart when she styled her hair each day.

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Old 01-10-2007, 06:46 PM   #5
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That is so sad about wearing wigs because she hated her hair so much. Great to see this in the mainstream press.
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:51 AM   #6
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This was great to see in Newsweek. I only wish that it was a longer article!

Her childhood story reminded me of how often my mother would yank at my knots as she dry brushed my hair most mornings. All it did was hurt and give me big hair with no curls. It all made me think of how little there can be out there for curls and curl acceptance, (whether balck or white or any other race) unless you really look around.
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Old 01-11-2007, 01:53 PM   #7
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Great article. And very nice to see in Newsweek!
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Old 01-11-2007, 03:46 PM   #8
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Good article! There is a lot of beauty in the natural I think. We are just constantly told it isn't so (by the dudes that also like girls to look like skeletons).
I have always thought natural african american hair very pretty.
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