Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A New Phase

I'm going to cut off almost all my shoulder length black hair for a short pixie cut a la Halle Berry and Natalie Portman tomorrow.

My appointment is set for 10 am tomorrow. And nothing will stop me, despite my brother and grandmother's attempts to keep me from cutting it because I have "good hair." As though my hair will be any less good when its short. And they should be glad that I'm not going any shorter because I was considering pulling an Amber Rose,

but the barber convinced me not to. But I'm absolutely going to go that low eventually. I think every woman should shave her head at least once in her life. Not because she is having a Britney moment -- you don't have to be going through a breakdown to shave your head -- but to grow stronger. More women need to realize that like India Arie sang we are "not our hair". And we can be just as strong, powerful, or even more so, without it.But thats just my humble opinion.
But anyway, I'll leave you with this great video from India Arie and Pink:


Wish me luck! 
And sorry that I've missing in action for the past... what, five months? Been very busy. And now my final year on uni has started its going to be even crazier. Actually, I'm supposed to be preparing two presentations now but I wanted to tell y'all about my hair before I did it.
This is the beginning of a new phase of my life, and I'm cutting my hair off to represent the greater strength and increased independence I have in my life. Plus I can't be working on my thesis and be blowing my straggly hair out of my eyes every two minutes. Truth be told, this is the main reason I'm hacking it off. My annoying unruly hair is the bane of my existence right now. It needs to go. I'm sure I'll feel much lighter and fresher and newer after!