Growing up as a young African American woman in today’s society has not being easy. From being made to feel inferior to others because of my darker skin tone and kinkier hair texture, to not being afforded the same opportunities as some of my peers because of where I come from. Thinking back to how far we as people have come since Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech just makes me want to continue striving to make a difference in the world by being proud of who I am and showing other African Americans that they too have something to be proud of. Dr. King was a very strong man and has left an everlasting impact on humanity.
Through daily struggles I know a lot of us take for granted the path activist like Rosa Parks, Dr. King and even Malcolm X has laid for us. Martin Luther King day means so much to me because it is a day to stop and realize how far we’ve come and how we need to continue to strive to make sure the work of those before us continues on. This is another reason I’m very thrilled about being apart of America’s Next Natural Hair Model to show everyone its okay to be proud of who they are.
This is another reason I’m very thrilled about being apart of America’s Next Natural Hair Model to show everyone its okay to be proud of who they are. Wearing a head wrap fills me with pride and confidence.
Wearing a head wrap fills me with pride and confidence. The head wrap I’m rocking along with the peach blazer was done so simply, I surprised myself. With my head down I took the scarf and draped it over my head being sure to start at the nape of my neck. Tying the two ends together with a single knot. I twisted and tucked what remained of the two pieces into any place of the scarf and made sure it looked neat. It’s a turban style wrap.
I also did a turban styled wrap with the purple scarf and decided to leave some of my hair out in the front. This was done in the same fashion as the other turban except instead of covering the whole head I stopped where I wanted the hair to be shown. Also instead of twisting and tucking in the end pieces of scarf I tied them into a bow behind the hair I left out.