Harlem by XSUDEZ
~When you go natural after spending years relaxing your hair, you join a somewhat sacred sorority! I didn't realize that I had even been initiated until the first time I passed a fellow "Big Chop" whom I didn't know and she gave me a knowing smile and polite head nod. I instinctively did the same...what is that? A secret handshake?! It isn't something you have to talk about with EVERY natural sister you meet...its this silent understanding that behind that new strut brimming with self-assured confidence there is a vanity full of shea butter, aloe juice, miscellaneous conditioners and random oils that are being mixed and matched to DEATH searching for the magic combo to grow the fro!! Too much!! I just want to get everyone letter jackets and learn a step routine! LOL!! All the members of Nu Phi Lambda (Natural for Life) throw your sign in the air! ROFLMBO!!
Quintessence by Wendy Nikolle'
Psalm 133:1 "Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!"
Sisters of all shades don't always get along like we should. It's like Spike Lee's "School Daze".... but without all the cool musical numbers. Personally, I don't want to hear anything about racism from any of us until we can treat each other with a little more respect. Affirming our different shapes and hues creates an environment of security that allows us all to blossom in a healthy way. We are all more beautiful when the beauty is reflected off of each other. There is no skin too dark or too light, no hair too silky or woolly and no body too lean or thick that we cannot admire and encourage each other in our efforts to bring out our best "selves". I think that's what the Master Artist had in mind when he pulled the colors from the sun and earth and painted his children. After all...when the letter jacket goes on, aren't we suddenly all wearing the same colors?