Texture Tales Articles : Page 7
"Growing up, I always remember wash days as being awful. I remember lots of screaming and tears. My hair was thick and I remembered wishing it was smooth like my classmates who all had relaxers. I never knew how to do my hair myself and after a while, my mom gave up and had my hair relaxed."
"I know it's hard, but what's harder is trying to fit in. It's harder to change yourself and your hair to fit a standard that's not you. What's easy is when you finally embrace yourself and everything about yourself which includes your natural texture."
"My advice for women still struggling is to appreciate the little gradual changes and trust the process. It was hard for me to acknowledge any change in my hair, but now that I look back, my curls have come a long way and it's only been a few months."
"When I started transitioning, I fell in love with the process. I realized it wasn't only about having beautiful curls, it was about embracing my roots, my history, the history that many Dominicans deny on a daily basis."