our power. our strength. our roots.
happy black history month, frens!
we come from an extraordinary lineage. we’d be here all day if we sat and described the traits of our ancestors: resilient. profoundly compelling. weathered, but wise. extraordinary. honorable.
we’ve made it a lifestyle to regularly honor our ancestors while we detangle the kinks and coils of our lives. it’s the right thing to do; are y’all hip to everything they have truly done for us?? we get to walk because they ran.
our ancestors are the original revolution. we’re just here to follow in their footsteps.
for black history month, we’re taking the time to intentionally honor our roots. the seeds our ancestors initially planted are coming to fruition. they’re flourishing and blossoming into their wildest dreams, and it brings us immense joy to have the privilege of basking in reaping of their work.
this month, we’re continuing to hold gratitude and love for our past by nourishing and uplifting the roots we stem from. largely, we’re doing so by taking necessary steps to take care of our kinks properly.
“whaaat?? what does my 4C hair has to do with honoring our roots??”
sis...more than you can imagine!
for our ancestors, their hair was their pride and glory. they loved spending time adorning and nurturing their hair by using special herbs, oils, and other natural resources. they took their time to worship their hair, because they understood its worth.
the period of slavery put an abrupt end to how they cared for their hair, but we have the privilege of continuing that legacy. getting to pick and choose products to enhance and embrace our 4C hair is part of our ancestors’ wildest dreams.
tell us, frens: how are you planning to honor your roots this month? leave your gems down in the comments below!