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It is NATURAL …not…NAPPY *Black Hair*

 Thank you for posting this. I had forgotten,  probably because I was so distressed by the strange reversal when I moved to FL, but when I was a little kid growing up in a tiny farm town in Lumbee territory (eastern NC) the only kids brave enough to be nice to me were black girls. 

“Not from around here”, neither white enough nor obviously black, AND autistic; I might as well have been a Martian.  I admired them on so many levels-not only brave enough to be kind to me, but living in a town where despite it really being the late 1970’s jim crow was still evident and feminism wasn’t even a word but they didn’t let anyone push them around. I always wished I could be beautiful like them. 

Being farm kids we all worked on someone’s farm as did a lot of the parents so I don’t know if maybe some had natural hair just because of no time to do hair, but I always thought it was so much prettier than white girls hair that just lays there all flat and boring (or mine that somehow managed to be unmanageable and unkempt looking while laying there mostly flat and boring as well, lol)

They showed me how to make different kinds of braids and during recess and lunch they’d all braid one another’s hair, and put cool beads and stuff in. Being aspie I was always too uncoordinated to braid well enough, but that they showed me how and let me try left a big impression on me. I hope all those girls made it thru their teens with their self respect and confidence intact. It never occurred to me til now that they would have had the hair put downs on top of the everything else:-( 

Because of them, and my awesome Native Mom when people would talk or write about black girls wanting to look like Barbie I thought it was crazy-barbie is so yechh looking compared to them.

I wanted to have hair like the women in the pictures in this post-living, vibrant, regal. I remember seeing the grown up women with hair like that back then and they always looked like princesses, or queens to me-just like my mom you knew looking at them not to try them or it would suck to be you:-) They were  obviously proud of who they were no matter what colonized society had to say.

I don’t have hair like that but a few years ago I had a friend who was promoting the idea of everyone going totally without chemicals on hair-not even shampoo.At first I couldn’t imagine it-I thought if I didn’t shampoo every day I’d be gross.

But the funniest thing happened when I had to choose between shampoo for me or cat food. I followed that friends instructions about vinegar etc and my hair started acting and looking more like my Mom’s and my friends’ hair.It finally looks alive-when I look in the mirror it looks right, like its really me instead of just being frustrating or depressing.

When I told my husband how amazed I was he said “See? You decolonized your hair” 🙂

Berna's Vibe~The Way I See IT....

The topic about Black American women and OUR hair issues keeps coming UP; so might as well go ahead and open it up for discussion…Again! Hang on tight though because I’m truly on 1 & going to write it out as I ride it out>>

Viola Davis: ‘I Took My Wig Off Because I No Longer Wanted to Apologize for Who I Am‘>>

Viola Davis recently said this & when I heard it? My eyes filled UP with tears! I didn’t realize until that moment that IS exactly what WE are doing anytime WE don’t wear our natural hair…And? That includes relaxing it. Even IF it’s a mild relaxer; which by the way would include ME. Oh, but this is such a personal topic..>>

First things first..The word NAPPY was not created to describe Black hair..That, sadly enough, is something Blacks did on their own. Using the word…

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Feminism Isn’t Working and I Give Up

Thank you for posting the rant so many of us can really relate to. I think if most people who are pro-life could just see and understand the statistics showing that helping women become educated, healthy, safe from rape and able to prevent unwanted pregnancied lowers the amount of abortions vastly more than laws ever do without treating women like cattle they would be able to work WITH us instead of agsinst us to improve the whole situation. Of course the idiots using abortion as another way to enforce control over women will still complain nut without the sincere people they won’t get far.
I think too that the best way to end rape is to start little girls in tai chi chuan as toddlers. Not only wil the girls be healthy and strong the rapists will be scared-and if they aren’t scared they will still be stopped. Rape culture is based in the ridiculous idea that men are stronger etc that they can do as they please. I know it will require more than this but rape of men is far more rare simply because the intended rapist knows his violence is very likely to be met with equal or excessive force-and he could pay with his life. Men can easily control the penis when in fear of being killed. Eventually we will change our global culture to one based in love and respect so this sort of thing won’t be necessary but until then, girls need to kick some ass;-)

I GIVE UPby Admin Jen

I’m hanging it up.

Yeah, that’s right. I’m done with feminism. It’s not working. We’re getting nowhere. In fact it actually seems like we’re going backwards. Someone come confiscate my “Feminist as F*ck” t-shirt, buy me a beekeeper suit and leave me to my new, non-feminist existence which will entail popping out more children and possibly listening to a lot of Katy Perry, who is an avowed non-feminist. (The woman who dresses her tits up like cupcakes says she is not a feminist, are you surprised?).

Fighting double standards has become worse than passé. In that entire media whore-nado over Miley Cyrus and her VMA spectacle, the only person I saw pointing out that Robin Thicke is actually kind of questionable for grinding his bits on a girl who could be his daughter… was another dude. Even we in our own circular firing squad of feminism didn’t…

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The Oracle Report Wednesday, September 11, 2013



Crescent Moon Phase: challenge, growth, struggle, expansion, gathering Moon: Sagittarius

Ruling Mahavidya: Shodashi (with Matangi, The Administrator)

Venus moves out of Libra and into Scorpio today, which always brings a palpable shift in energy. It gets deeper and a bit more intense when Venus moves into Scorpio. Desire is strong and passions run wild. Venus will move through Scorpio until October 7.
We recognize this and we feel this, but we are not moved from center. Truly what is shifting is the cycle of nature. The season is changing. Since we are one with nature, our internal season is changing. Difficulties with the energy today indicate fear of change. To keep from personalizing this too much, remember that this is a natural process. We are like trees in that we are firmly rooted to the ground and are able to blow with the wind and shift with the seasons.

What beauty the shift of seasons brings! The eye of Shodashi explodes in nature, with fireworks of color, sight, and sound. This time of year offers wonders to behold. The place to channel the intensity of Venus in Scorpio is in nature. We can funnel the complexity of emotions to the planet when we feel heavy. We honor life, not death today.

Shodashi’s efforts to pre-empt and disempower negativity are quite a gift right now. We could all be experiencing a very ugly and scary dream of the world. Instead, we are open to the pursuit of freedom, beauty, and life.

The door of the cage has been opened.