Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Top 10 Stereotypes Naturalistas Have To Deal With Daily

Yup, I’m going there. I’m taking about some of the stupidest, silliest, and downright insulting assumptions that are made about natural haired women. We all get them from time to time and what makes it so shamefully sad is that many of these assumptions or stereotypes come from other women, co workers friends and even family members. 

There are countless things to say about natural haired women that are positive, polite and perfectly right but if you’ve been natural for a while those comments are not as prevalent as the ones we’ll be discussing. Without further ado here are my top 10 stereotypes that naturalistas have to deal with daily: 

Naturals are political rebels 
Seriously? We are not all waiting on the revolution to bum rush some white folks and reclaim our freedom? I’m not even feeling this one. Don’t get me wrong, some of us are lost in the struggle against equality as we wear blinders and pretend racism doesn’t exist but to assume if I choose to wear Locs or a fro that I”m down for the cause (whatever that may be) is just silly. 

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1 comment

  1. "Hair Obsessed" & "Naturals think women with relaxers are self-hating" were the ones that struck me. A few relaxed women I know keep explaining their reasons for perming their hair to me when I didn't ask. Thing is... I don't care :~/ LOL!!!! Of course I care about Them as people but your reasons are your reasons and none of my concern- as long as you're happy in Your skin. & a frienemy has been grilling me about my hair now that she's done the big chop. I don't know what to tell her as I've been growing my head out on a hope and a prayer for about 3 years. Meh! People and their misconceptions...

    I am grateful for bloggers like you and the groups, though. It's all been a godsend as I'm in South Dakota and.... well... do I need to explain it any more than that? ;)

    Thank you!

    Naturals think women with relaxers are self-hating
    Naturals think women with relaxers are self-hating
    Naturals think women with relaxers are self-hating


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