Solange rocking her beautiful short natural.
Sandra Rose, the blogger.
Ok, I must rant!
I was on Black Girl Long Hair today and was reading the first post. This post was giving details about Sandra Rose attacking Solange's short natural and "complimenting" her on her new afro wig. Go here to view this article. The SAD thing is that Sandra Rose felt as if she was giving Solange a "compliment" by making the comment "Work it girl! That short nappy look was not working for you, baby." Really though...
I personally do not take offense to the word nappy when used in a positive light. Such as "Nappily Ever After" or the "Nappy Chronicles" (a youtuber). Yet, when people take that word to use it negatively, I take offense.
In this article, Black Girl Long Hair made a GREAT point on how just a few months ago Sandra Rose was encouraging everyone to accept their beautiful brown skin. She was defending herself against a comment Chris Brown made over her being "black and ugly". Mind you, I take extreme offense to Chris Brown's comments also and agree. Yet, its ironic that Sandra Rose wants us to accept our natural skin color but, to reject our natural hair texture. People look down on others who use bleach on their skin but, they think its absolutely normal to put in weaves/relaxers/wigs to hide the natural texture of the hair. This is just ignorant! Mind you, I am not attacking anyone for wearing a weave/relaxer/wig however; it is imperative that we understand that our natural beauty should NOT be rejected.
Another thing I am so sick of is people who are obsessed with length. What is the difference between Solange rocking a short natural and a longer natural. Nothing, in my opinion. The wig was a natural textured wig and had essentially the same coil pattern as her hair. So technically it was still "nappy". Sandra Rose just showed me that she is a very ignorant person who still rejects the natural beauty of the black woman.
How can we expect others to accept us when we can't even accept ourselves???