This is my beautiful 6 y/o, Fatima. While visiting with a family member on Saturday , they had Fatima’s locs of almost 4 yrs cut. Without the knowledge or permission of me or her father. This family member doesn’t care for natural hair (locs especially) and has occasionally commented about Fatima’s hair being unattractive. (I still don’t know how I’m not in jail right now.) Aaaanyway, I’ve been really concerned about how this would affect her self-esteem but she’s such a trooper. We’ve told her it was for the best anyway cause she had to do away with her baby hair, now it’s time for her big girl hair to come in. Lol. On Monday she wanted to wear her sleeping cap to school because she was afraid of teasing. But they can’t keep my boo down cause with the beautiful weather we had yesterday, she stepped out of the car with her fly baby fro, turned to me with a confident smile and said “I FEEL like I look like mother nature! ” I couldn’t help but to give her a solid “YAAAAASSSSSSSS!” accompanied by the Tyra fierce finger wag. Lol.
I love her so much!