Being Brazen has a column which she calls "10 Things I Learnt this Weekend." I certainly picked up on a few new things over the last 2 weekends.
Last weekend, a friend came up to me in church and told me how much she liked the fact that I wear my natural hair out - as opposed to tucked away in braids or extensions. I do wear braids from time to time, but this year had made a decision to stay away from them for the rest of the year, because of the weakening effect that they have on my hairline; not to mention that persistent itchiness I experience when I have extensions in.
This weekend I received some more compliments on my hair, so it made me realise that it's important to stay true to yourself - even when it feels like no else appreciates these things about you. If you get compliments that's icing on the cake, but at least you're not handing over your happiness and control over your choices to others.
In this post on Black Girl with Long Hair explores a young woman's challenges with staying natural. I think most women who wear their hair natural would relate.