When you finally don't care what other people and what society thinks, then I believe you're ready to go natural.
it's really not that serious.
What I meant to say was that itís hard not to do what the majority does, especially when our beauty standards are Eurocentric. Most times when someone chooses to go against the grain, they get criticized and ridiculed. If I had a dollar for every ignorant comment Iíve gotten concerning my hair...Iíve learned not to care about other peopleís comments, but everybody canít do that.
If this is something that you really want to do, then I would suggest going to nappturality.com. I have learned so much from that site. The photo albums in the gallery and the forums have really helped me learn about natural hair. When you transition, it's not just about changing your texture, but it's also about changing your mindset. A lot of times the hardest thing to deal with when trying to go natural is the opinion of others. (Last Sunday I almost gave a lady a piece of my mind :x , but I was in church so...) When you finally don't care what other people and what society thinks, then I believe you're ready to go natural. I've been transitioning for 7 months and I think I'm ready to chop off my relaxed ends.
Well with "I Need U", before the concert, I thought she was just talking about a guy that left her and how she was saying that she needed him. But she explained that it's a cry out for Black men and how we Black women holla "independent women" and us saying we don't need a man, and how that's just a front for the hurt because in actuality we do need our men. She was like we can love our boy children to death but we can't tell a boy why he "got hard" like a man could. lol
I didn't know "Petition" was talking about politics, I thought it was talking about relationships.
That's why I love some Jill Scott, because she writes about some real stuff. I knew what "I Need U" was about when I first heard it. I heard "Petition" for the first time in my English class. The first verse had us thinking about problems with a mate, but when she starts singing about clean air and fresh food...the look on my face was: :-s
case in point, the Boyfriend song(nas used part of it in Oochie Wally)
"My boyfriend is a cutie
he really, really, really, really busts my booty
He really, really, really turns me around(and out)
He really, really, really criss-crossed me down
He really, really, really swam through the ocean
He really, really, really put his thang in motion
He really, really, really took me to his house
He really, really, really pushed me on the couch
He really, really, really stuck it in easy
It really, really, really came out greasy
He really had me saying
ooo,(sss) ah ah,(sss) ooo-ooo,(sss) ah ah(say what?)
ooo,(sss) ah ah,(sss) ooo-ooo,(sss) ah ah" [/i]
Hey Christina (Yeah?)
Are you ready? (To what?)
To Jig? (Jig What?)
My hands up high, my feet down low,
And this the way I jig-a low! (breaks it down to the ground)
I was just thinking about this not too long ago. I can't even believe that I once song that stuff 10+ years ago, and I didn't even know what it meant; the songs just sounded good.
I can't believe that administration let that continue. Please believe that if I went to that school, I would be protesting my butt off because students pay too much money to go to school and have to deal with that crap. :x [-X :x Lately, I've been hearing too many stories about racist actions on college campuses.