Snip, snip h*e
Not only do Black Lives Matter, but Black hair matters too. At a time when representation has become a national conversation, especially following incidents like the KTVU coverage of Nia Wilson's murder, this statement becomes necessary.
Today, Netflix is shining light on this narrative in their film "Nappily Ever After" starring Sanaa Lathan and directed by Haifaa al-Mansour. Really, there’s a market for this kind of narrative because it is a prevalent issue in the Black women’s community.
This conversation about Black hair can be investigated from a more focused lens: a Black woman's haircut. The first time I officially cut my hair (I say “officially” because I had *unsuccessfully* clipped my ends a few times before) was around the beginning of last year. As I sat in that barber's chair, I heard one thing in my head: "Snip, snip, h*e.”
The "Rebellious Woman" blog is a periodic scoop on hair, love, race, politics, and everything in between. Stay tuned for reflections the life of a rebel with a cause!