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Friday, November 9, 2007

Naturally, the Natural Beyonce is Beautiful!

I wish she let us see her natural hair and beauty more. I hope all the permie (those with perms and those with natural hair that have a permed mind), beautiful sistahs, who I have met and those I have not, can see that the real you is/was/will be beautiful too! No you will not look like Beyonce. Your hair will not look exactly like mine, your consultants, or any one else you have encountered. And that unique beauty is the essence of appreciating what's natural, exactly the way God created it.

12 comments:

Meikmeika said...

If you didn't tell me I wouldn't have known that was Beyonce.

muslimahlocs said...

are you sure that's beyonce?

Naturally Sophia said...

Yes Ladies! It's B minus the weave. The natural waves are shocking to see and she is very beautiful still, even more so.

Renea said...

I don't have a problem with Beyonce's weave--or Be-yaki as one of the sites call it. She is a PERFORMER. Some people can't seem to separate performance from reality. She does go home and take off the lace-front or the weave and the fake eyelashes and the chicken cutlets and the spanx. When it's time to work, she puts on her UNIFORM and gets to it. Diana Ross invented too much weave...Beyonce got a long way to go.

Meikmeika said...

Just wanted to say I absolutely LOVE the new background!! It's BEAUTIFUL!

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Naturally Sophia said...

Renea- the problem I have is not with her weave. The problem I have is with Black womyn's self-esteem. I have talked to many permies who told me that they could never have locs because it's not pretty. Men think its ugly. One woman told me that she couldn't find a good man b/c she doesn't look like B. And that she wanted a lacefront to feel good about herself. I think that when there are not enough Black womyn in the media being natural, womyn that already have low self esteem can not seperate reality from performance. And I know for a fact such womyn read my blog.

Renea said...

Ah, but Sophia. That would only mask the real problem. No one can measure their beauty by someone else's yardstick. I guess wanting be natural because Beyonce is could be considered progress...but the woman in question still has the problem of lacking her own sense of self and needing to see someone else's face when she looks in the mirror. If a woman only thinks she's beautiful because she can mimic the artifice of someone else's look or because someone else told them they were, their problem is bigger than Beyonce's weave -- joke intended. And these 'men'-- or sorry substitutions -- who prey on these women need a face full of psychological mace. Why would I waste my time with a man who couldn't see how unique and wonderful I am? That's the real question for these women. If these idiot guys thinks Beyonce goes home and fans her weave out over her satin sheets, well they probably believe in Santa Claus and Bigfoot too.
Ask your permie friends how it's possible that merely changing their hair could make or break their beauty. Hair sits on your head. It is the frame not the picture. And if we are made in the image of our Creator -- as well as our parents -- what could possibly be wrong with every God-given feature we have? Straight, nappy, long, short...I look exactly the same.

It's as improbable as Lois Lane and Jimmy not recognizing Superman when he has on glasses and a suit. Hello?! He is obviously still the man of steel. Steve Trevor suspected that Diana Prince was Wonder Woman. She couldn't hide all that fabulousness even when she tried.

Ask your permie friends if maybe it's possible that like Superman and Wonder Woman, the alterations they make to their appearance to be accepted by others don't actually mute rather than enhance their true self? When Diana Prince spun around, thunder struck, sparks flew and Kapow!

Naturally Sophia said...

Renea-Lol! Amen and preach! I agree whole heartedly. But any progress is better than none. My permie friends are quite defensive about their un-naturals. I do not ask them questions anymore about their hair. But they read my blog. I love your responses. Do you mind if I quote you in another post?

Renea said...

Go ahead...though I think I'm going to do something with the superhero thing...

Sogolocs said...

That is so amazing when women/men don't think natural hair is beautiful. I would have never thought I would love natural hair, but I just love it. I sometimes become sadden when I see so many women with weaves and extensions. It doesn't allow them the liberty to be themselves. I looked among a crowd of multi-cultural people and noticed that black women were the only ones with altered hair. Not displaying our true beauty...naturally.

niaNaturally said...

Wow! This is actually a very beautiful pic of B. Wouldn't it do wonders to the self-esteem and self-worth of young black girls if they could see more black women, especially popular black women, in the media proudly wear their natural hair?

Oh...and by the way Sophia, I enjoy reading your blog!

Peace & Blessings