Blog Comment Of The Week
Last Friday, I published a post titled, Short Afro Heroes, at the end of the article I asked my readers to let me know who their Hair Heroes were, I then received a very touching comment from a reader (Mary Louise) who said that a previous post I had written, had inspired her to cut her hair short and I was her Short Afro Heroine. I have been writing my blog for two years and a bit now and got some great comments. But this is the one that makes me the most proud of my work: to know that my writing can make people think and instigate a positive change…well, that’s why I blog.
I have written the comment Marie Louise wrote word for word, and only added a link so you can read the article of mine she is referring to. Again, thanks Marie Louise, I am deeply honored by your comment!
Marie Louise, Denmark
Actually, you were my inspiration for cutting my hair.
I’ve had long curly hair (I’m mixed race) since I was a young teenager, and I always just wore it in a knot, because it was so warm and big and curly when loose, that I just couldn’t handle it! I was sick and tired of it, but didn’t know what to do. (I’m from Denmark and I don’t really know anyone with hair like mineâ€¦) One day I was searching the net and stumbled across your blog post in which you ask if natural hair will make you look ugly. I could really relate to the things you wrote.
I was always pulling back my hair, making it look as straight as possible. And I started thinking, why am I so ashamed of my beautiful curls?? It took me a while, but I finally cut my hair â€“ and I made sure that it was so short that I would not be able to pull it into a ponytailâ€¦ Never have I had so many compliments for my hair. I have had people asking me what I did to it â€“ had I had it curled (don’t know the correct word in English, in Danish we say â€œpermanentetâ€)? People who know me very well, were not aware that my hair is so naturally curly. Maybe it’s because I’m mostly surrounded by people with straight hair that I had so many problems with my curls, but today I wear them with pride, and I don’t think I’ll go back to the ponytail. So you’re my short afro heroine.