Its 7am on the dot and shes definitely late for work! Work starts by 8am and she just woke up; trying to quickly get ready, not to even think about the Lagos traffic! Everything is a mess, but worse of all, so is her 4b natural hair… “Ahhhhhh, I just can’t do this anymore, I … More Oh dear, Natural hair?
Usually born like milk pellets, she soared through the dark life, growing up coarse. Hair turned like roasted peanuts left to dry, skin grazed and burnt due to the revenge of the sun. Feet cracked from the hardness of the ground… She was hard like the bark of the cocoa pod! “she’s African, so isn’t … More Coated in Brown, bathed in honey.
They kept saying, “don’t worry dear, maybe next time”, or “you just have to work harder luv”, or “sorry”, or worse “… But I told you so…”… But I don’t want a next time! And I know you told me! I know you’re sorry, I’m sorry too! Should I give up, should I lay low, … More Hey there! its all in due time…
I am an African woman! The color of my skin tells me so. Although Africans are not just subjected to ‘coffee, chocolate or caramel’ but we represent the majority. From the strands on my head to the sole of my feet, I represent a unique diversity. Although regarded estranged to various wholes, even my own, … More African Woman!