my culture is not a costume.

today’s post will a little out of my norm, but this is an important issue i’d love to speak on.

DSC_0163 DSC_0166It’s summer time, which means my braids are back! It’s too hot to manage my hair and braids make my mornings much easier. Lol. With braids come lots of questions, especially by people of other races. I know typically it’s from true curiosity about my hair, but sometimes it can be borderline offensive.

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I know it’s not the norm to be able to change the style of your hair very often, but as a black woman that is something that I can do and love about my hair. Asking to touch my hair is a major NO NO! I am not an exhibition or a pet so touching my hair is a true insult. It may not seem wrong to want to touch hair, but think about someone came up to you and asked you that.

With that, asking if my hair is…. my hair is probably the most hurtful question. Like… why just why? Lots of women wear extensions and I wouldn’t dare other woman if her hair was hers or an extension, because it really isn’t business.

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As women, I think we pride in our looks and I know I can be sensitive to unwanted criticism and questions. I think as women when we meet other of various cultures, we should look at them with an open mind and think fully before asking questions on their looks. DSC_0128 DSC_0129DSC_0135

Thank you all for listening to my rant!

Anywho, My look was on the run for errands and lunch of my girls. I recently bought this top from Nordstrom Rack and I am madly in love the pattern. It has a great ethic look to it and the colors pop very well on my skin. I paired my blouse with my favorite Jimmy Jimmy boyfriend jeans from Paige Denim. To dress my look up from my normal casual style, I “borrowed” my moms classic open toe Lanvin pumps.

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