I feel like one of the main reasons why I had always been resistant to my natural curls is because natural texture isn’t embraced enough in pop culture. As a young girl growing up, the music artists that I listened to, the actresses that I watched on TV and in movies, and the models that I saw in magazines all had straight hair or perfectly curled hair. So in a way, it had been projected to me that only that kind of hair is beautiful.
But, the act of forcing myself to wear my natural curls, PUSHED me to like how I look with my natural hair. I didn’t leave myself any other choice, but to embrace it. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you think you are beautiful, then YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Regardless of what anyone else, including society or pop culture, tries to dictate.