First I want to say that I really love your blog, and I hope you don’t take this too hard, or the wrong way.
I read your post about hair a few weeks ago, and I felt like crying afterwards because, your hair is White. No offense, but if you can straighten it with just a straightening iron, and it sits like that, like it did in that picture, it’s White. I’ve had nappy hair my whole life, and I can’t get myself to stop doing things that harm it. I can’t get it straight, unless I use chemicals that burn. And even if your hair isn’t like everyone else’s, it’s closer to conventional beauty that mine will ever be! And if even a woman like you can’t seem to post a picture of it in its natural condition what the fuck am I supposed to do?
It’s taken me a long time to write this. I kept arguing with myself, but I finally had to do it. Again, I really love what you’re doing here, and I understand you don’t owe me anything.
Your hair is so beautiful, you probably don’t even know. You know who wants your hair? Everyone. People sell wigs for hundreds sometimes thousands of dollars that look like your hair! To Black women. With nappy afro hair that doesn’t move in the wind like in the movies. Women like me. And you know what? We pay for it. Isn’t that sad? Letme admit something: I’m crying again. I’m not saying that you didn’t hurt and struggle, but it makes me so angry that you have this HAIR and that you’re writing about ACCEPTING IT, accepting ethnic hair, and both pictures are of it straight! The least one would expect is a before and after shot, but it’s like you’re deliberately hiding it!
Wa’Alaiykum ‘Assalam [name redacted],