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What about those dreads…

Those dreads are indicative to who I am at my core. I am a liberal spirit in search of, in need of freedom in all things that I do. That is why I finally made my mind up to make the change. It felt good to say yes to me. I was resisting that gravitational pull from something within me to conform to a myth created all on my own. Crazy…but true. I was suppressing my desire to please corporate America when I don’t even work directly with them. I work for a company where I am more like a foot soldier. It was just another reason to revisit why I wasn’t giving myself full consideration. Naturally I am a Black man with kinky hair, I have never shown that side of me until now.

Natrodisiac

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3 responses to “What about those dreads…

  1. ellielawson

    August 21, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I love this. I read something years ago by Alice Walker about hair, and it has stayed with me ever since. This takes me back. Our relationship with hair is immensely overlooked I think. I am the opposite though. To me, shaving my head is empowering and freeing of my spirit. As I get older, and my kids do, it gets harder and harder to do without all the layers of thought piled on top. Your writing is wonderful x

     
  2. Natrodisiac

    August 21, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I was bald for years, I loved it. I felt empowered as you suggested. The freedom that you speak of made me confident almost cocky at times but I am on different journey now. Letting my hair freely form and lock is an ethnic affirmation of sorts. A truth I have never known as a Black man. An exciting journey to say the least. Thanks for compliments as well, and oh you have a new follower!

     
  3. charlidholbrook

    May 7, 2014 at 11:43 am

    LOVE!

     

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