“I was in a gospel choir in college and one of the singers had big, pretty natural hair. I remember thinking, ‘man, I wish that my hair could look like hers, but that just must be how her hair is’ not realizing that the natural roots I kept perming was my natural hair growing. At that point, I decided to let it grow out. It really changed my life. It made me feel better about who I am as a black woman embracing the growth and beautifulness that God has given me.
I’ve been natural for five and a half years. I just cut it again a few months ago, so now I have this big mohawk. At first, I had a side cut but then I decided to let it grow out for a mohawk because it fits my face better. The mohawk is edgier and I recently celebrated another birthday, so I wanted something different. I think that being natural is so versatile. You can do anything and everything. I just absolutely love that women are embracing themselves and what God gave them.”