‘No You Can’t Touch My Hair’ is a blog about what it feels like to be a black girl in a world full of “becky’s with the good hair.” In this blog I will talk about not only my experiences, but also the experiences of other black girls who may have the same or maybe even different experiences as me. The purpose of the blog is not to rant, it’s not to call people out. The point of this blog is to not only educate people who aren’t black girls about our experiences but also to show other black girls that “no honey, you are not the only one who is going through this stuff.”
It may seem as though black woman have everything figured out. When you log onto twitter or other social media sites you see all of these hashtags about #BlackGirlMagic #MelaninMonday, all of these things meant to uplift black women for their beauty and strength. You have stars like Beyonce writing about how much she loves her “negro nose with Jackson 5 nostrils.” But what happens when all of that is gone? When the song ends and you look at yourself in the mirror do you still love that nose? Do you still think your melanin is poppin’?
In this blog I will talk about the many different aspects of being a black girl, the many different behind-the-scenes struggles of being a black girl.
We aren’t just one thing. Black girls come in different sizes, shapes, colors, and hair textures. It is very important to me that I don’t leave anyone out, because if I, as a black girl, cannot embrace my “sisters”, how can I expect others to?
Nothing is off limits here. Every week you will be met with a new topic, a new headline, a new experience.