As a huge fan of the Daily show, I couldn’t wait to see what comedian Jessica Williams would add to the program. Well I didn’t have to wait long. She is just marvelously funny. It is probably because I am bias and because I am into Natural hair and I read a piece about the army banning Natural hairstyles that Operation Black is my all time favorite: The strength of our military is the brave men and women who serve in it. Those who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country and Black women have hair. Check it out.
Even though its funny, yes its satire, I love how she pointed out that Black women can only do the unnatural crazy things with their hair to be accepted. Wigs, extensions that are often painful and take HOURS or relaxers that burn like hell and she didn’t even mention the health consequences. So I really like how she send that message but there is another that was really funny.
Read: In response to the Army’s ban on dreadlocks and other Natural Hairstyles
I had to laugh so hard when I saw that white man wear the wig and mask. Of course his arguments were nonsense and she made him look like the no-sense that he was making. Brilliant! More than anything though taking him to the shop to teach him just a little bit was priceless.
Yes, I do believe she is Beyonce’s prettier sister and now I hope that she gets to train the whole army.
So even if it’s with satire, I see other cultures getting an insight of the Black hair experience. And it’s all because of one new Black comedian. Besides the current ones she brings new issues to the table with a fresh and dynamic perspective. I wonder if she too, like Stephen Colbert and John Oliver, will get her own show.