About The Blog
“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, day and night, to make you everybody but yourself—means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight—and never stop fighting.”
~ e. e. cummings (1894-1962)
The “Did You Get Your Hair Cut?” blog was created with the intent to initiate conversation about the hang ups we all have as women. Insecurities that are many times derivative of the power we unintentionally sanction to others that in turn affects our mental well-being and self-worth.
Did You Get Your Hair Cut? is gratuitous judgment cowardly masked in the form of a question. It’s the mindless conversation starter people toss around when they notice something different about you but can’t quite put their finger on what it is. The ambiguity is a deliberate attempt at obtaining the answer to a question that, in most cases, is none of the inquirer’s business. Simply put, Did You Get Your Hair Cut? is the prelude to an awkward conversation.
I suppose it would be rude to say “what happened to your hair” or “something seems off about you, I’m just not sure what it is”. So perhaps the simpleton would be better off keeping their unsavory (read: passive aggressive) comments to themselves.
There are times when the obvious is in fact true – you got a haircut. There are also occasions when most of us have been approached with this presumptuous probe and no haircut was had. What do you say? Do you interject an emphatic “yes” simply to save face?
Overweight women have been asked this question when they lose 10 pounds. Black women have been asked this question when they wear their permed hair natural. Cancer survivors have been asked this question when they don a new wig. I think it’s safe to say that all women have received unwarranted judgment for their appearance, namely their hair, at some point and time in their lives.
That being said, the Did You Get Your Hair Cut? movement is personal. An attempt to address and overcome my own society-spawned demons while simultaneously being proactive about reporting to others things I’ve learned along the way. Nuggets of information that have given me confidence and helped me define success on my own terms. The envisioned focus for the literature and forums on this site will primarily center around career, education, fashion, and family; with personal affirmations from time-to-time.
I’m a reporter by nature and I love to share information I believe others will find beneficial. To that end, welcome to my site – explore, read, COMMENT, and enjoy. Allow me to research, open the floor for discussion, and then in the unforgettable words of Kanye West…Imma let you finish!
Starting now…what current life obstacle is preventing you from being your best?