You don’t know how it feels to have to bite yuh tongue
Forever correcting the truth that comes out yuh mouth turn it into a lie so I can fit in and be fly
Holding myself to standards that maybe I can’t achieve you wouldn’t believe how often I want to scream but I’m not an angry black woman im a black woman who gets angry sometimes ha
Anger frustration feeling my place isn’t here where do I belong is the world no longer mine or am in for a surprise
Do you know how it feels to be told to stop over reacting to because I said don’t touch my hair while they stare with a glare questioning my audacity as if I’m a plastic barbie with no emotions
Obey the rules or get over ruled
I’m a black woman in a white world……

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A wonderful thing is happening hair relaxers sales are on the decrease. As more and more black women embrace their natural hair free from chemicals that are in fact poisonous. Companies  that made them are now introducing natural hair care lines to keep up with demand. For example dark and lovely arguably the biggest manufacturer of hair relaxers are now producing and marketing natural hair care lines. I’m sorry to say if you don’t change how you operate you will get lost. It begs the question though, can we trust them to not create natural hair products that are full of chemicals which possibly can cause further damage.

People think it’s a trend it’s not natural hair is a big thing black people in particular are being much more cautious with what we eat drink and ultimately what we put on our hair and on our skin. I’m not here to discourage anyone from relaxing their hair only do your research weight up the pros and cons and see if it still works for you in the long run. It’s why I gave myself a break from it and that turned into me almost five years later saying I can’t do relaxers any more the headaches the burns I took care of my hair with washing it deep conditioning going hairdressers for treatments but all that adds up it’s costly to maintain relaxed hair I was tired of the having to relax it every six weeks for it look good. At the end of the day who I am I impressing myself or other people?

Now relaxed hair companies are always observing and taking note of what black wonen are doing and once they see their products are not seeming like they used to. It becomes we need to change to otherwise we will not survive. So for every consumer out there whether you relax or are natural always take caution and don’t just buy something because everyone else does do your own research spend your money wisely!!!

By Sistah Soul 🖤

Kim kardashian was compared to who?

So it’s come to my attention that a few short months ago, Kim kardashian whose claim to fame was staring in a sex tape with her ex the singer ray j has been compared to Sarah baartman by the New York Times. The literal shiver that just went through my spine was one of disgust how could an enslaved black woman be compared to a woman whose body is the only reason she gets attention and she allows it to be such.

Sarah baartman was essentially forced n the position she was in due to racism sexism misogyny she was devalued because her body proportions at the time were not see as the norm forced to be a spectacle to perverted white men who only saw her as sexual object and not the beautiful black African woman she was. Sarah was abused….

I can’t fathom how on earth kim could have been compared to her in the first place one she is black, two to my knowledge Kim had never been treated like an utter freak purely due to the shape of her natural body. Never has she been subjected to the sexual violence without actual  touching that Sarah and black women have to deal with!!

Lets keep it real yes let’s Kim is a white woman, white women do not deal with the same things that black women do. This is a fact black women get attacked on a almost daily basis purely because our bodies are shaped different and we look different but yeah it’s nothing to do with race cool…..

Anyway let me stop ranting sistah soul ❤️