Being natural is a natural thing. A beautiful state to be, whatever texture you find yourself with, it's beautiful because it’s a learning experience. Each phase teaches you something important, about you and about your hair.
It's much too special to make a big deal over minor things such as straight versus curly, kinky, coily or whatever.
I'll never forget when I saw a Latina with her own curly hair walking to the train one day, and the thought occurred to me that if she could wear her own texture with no problem, then I could too. So, I do. I don't make a big deal about whether or not I'll be accepted the corporate world as a natural professional. I just be what I've been trained to be...the best.
My hair reflects that. Though, I've been tested, I've learned to represent being a natural professional professionally all the time and I've found that if you don't carry a chip on your shoulder, expecting people to have a problem with your hair, then most times they don't.
It's all in how you carry yourself. People tend to feed off of the attitudes we bring. So, I try to carry a joyful attitude because I enjoy having a head of thick, full and healthy hair.
Frankly, I could care less what people think about my hair. I love it. It's my crowning glory and I really didn't start feeling that way about it until I discovered my curls. They are curlicious!