A quick little blurb about biting bum’s and scorching heat and whiplash that leaves you breathless. Hope you all enjoy it!
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It’s hot and you swear your brain has just about turned to mush with the sweltering heat that comes from the bright sun up in the Hawaiian sky.
Your skin is glowy from all the vitamin D but you feel hot and sticky and uncomfortable and desperate to get rid of the sweat and the suncream and the sand that cling to your body.
Your body drowns in immediate relief when, after waiting for your boyfriend to shower, you finally get your turn to slide under the almost cold spray. It’s refreshing and so satisfying to feel and watch everything that was making you feel sticky and gross slide away down the drain, your head immediately clearer once your head feels the fresh water soak up your hair.
You and Harry had been out all day long and now, when the sun had gone down a bit but enough to cool the room you both had booked, you two had decided a night inside was all you needed. Room service and Netflix and a good cuddle - three things you’ve been craving ever since he’d dragged you out early in the morning for a workout and then a day at the beach.
When you finish, renewed and smelling fresh, you stalk into the bedroom only to find Harry at the brink of consciousness. His hair is wet and flopping all over the place and his long legs are spread wide as he clutches the pillow on your side of the bed, his nose burrowed into it, eyes closed as he enjoys a peaceful nap.
Okay ladies who are white. When Black Women are essentially calling you out because we’ve seen your icons, and white role models wear what you call “boxer braids”(cornrows) , “mini-buns”(bantu knots) and you defend them by stating it’s just hair, or that we appropriate your hair all the time by wearing weave, it’s helping absolutely nobody. Either you understand, or you do NOT understand that our culture is one of the few things we have left that make us as a race unique, and different from others. There is already enough people in the world who don’t think we even have a culture because it’s been wiped away from our ancestors through centuries of oppression, and division within the community. So to tell a black woman to “Get over it because it’s just hair” or “They can do what they want it’s their hair” makes us feel like you’re not trying to understand our pain. You’re just defending you people from taking what we have.
For you white women who LOVE to say, “Y'all appropriate our hair by wearing weaves etc etc.” That’s not appropriation. White women, you are not exclusive to having straight hair. Latinas, Brazillians, Asians, and even some Black women are rarely found with naturally straight hair. It’s not stealing a culture. It’s a feature.
There’s a difference when you’re bashing people with natural hair by calling it nappy, dirty, and unprofessional. Many Black Women have experienced being denied profession they WISH they pursued because their hair was “too ethnic.” It’s “not becoming”. Your very society has molded Black women into resorting to the weaves. You will hardly find a black woman in a magazine embracing her natural hair. THAT is why we get so upset when we find you wearing afros, cornrows, bantu knots, box braids, etc. You call us angry, when we’re merely speaking on the fact that it’s lucrative for you to embrace our hair culture EXCEPT US. And White women, you can never understand the struggle because you AREN’T us.