I sit here reflecting on the decision I made in December of 2009. I had finally made my decision to reveal my natural hair after years of contemplating a transition and being discouraged by some family/friends. Today, I think about how I defied the norm to become naturally me and relaxer free. While this is the season to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ (Luke 2:1-20) I also celebrate the anniversary of me accepting who GOD created me to be. I was born with kinky/curly hair, beautiful brown skin, and dark brown eyes, features that aren't intended to be changed. God created me beautifully and "I know that full well" (Psalm 139:14). See, His gift to me is my natural beauty.
I realized that I was never going to be happy with my appearance until I accepted that gift... No more do I think about having long flowing straight hair, it isn't me.....God gave me kinky/curly hair. Some may think its a curse but to me its a gift. This gift motivates me to walk with much confidence in who I am, and when asked why I wear kinky textured hair.... I simply say "this is the gift God gave me, He made me who I am". If I were born with straight hair, I would rock it, but I wasn't....I was born with tightly coiled hair and I am a Natural Diva!