For this challenge, i wanted to talk about Martin Luther King Jr., and what his life meant to me. To me, he represented so much more than a dream for equality and a call for brotherhood. He represented freedom and taught us that there were no limitations under God. He tried to teach us that it didn’t matter the color of our skin or our background, we are one in the same. He stood up for what he believed in and wasn’t afraid to speak his mind or encourage people of all nationalities to embrace each other.
I got my first relaxer at the age of 13. Prior to that, my hair was completely natural and it was long and thick. I wanted to be like my peers and would envy the things that their hair could do. Back then, i didn’t realize my hair’s potential. Relaxers became a ritual for me, every time i would see a wave i would smother it with the “creamy crack”. I used curling irons, flat irons and spritzes that would make my hair stand at attention in a hurricane! I thought my hair looked good…it might have, but i was severely damaging it with every appliance and chemical i used.