Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Rochelle Ritchie of WPTV-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida decided to do a Big Chop! After wearing extensions and wigs for most of her career, Ms. Ritchie is wearing her natural hair and embracing her natural beauty without shame. I don't know if you can see it, but she seems so much happier (or maybe its just me). Many black women have been led to believe that wearing natural hair is seen as unprofessional, but in reality, this is far from true. Natural hair can be professional, but I think carrying yourself with confidence and exuding self-love will take you farther than any hairstyle. Of course, there are still corporate environments that will judge a natural woman by how she looks instead of what she can bring to the table in terms of achievements and education. This is unfortunate and that organization ends up passing on what may be a fabulous, intelligent sista because of ignorance. Check out the video at this link with Ms. Ritchie's story and related ones, including a mom who BC'd because of her daughter's negative perception of her own hair.
Peace and Natural Luv!