my mom tells me i need to do something with my hair all the time. by "do something" she means straighten. whenever i have it flat-ironed, all i hear is "it's so pretty! you should do that all the time."

she's asian with the stick-straight hair and never knew what to do with our hair. my sister's and my hair were always straightened. i eventually embraced my natural curls but i don't think i've ever seen my sister's curl pattern.

i've learned to ignore the negative comments.