Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Yesterday Once More

Tonight as I was scrolling through FB I came across a link that piqued my interest. I don't even remember exactly what the original link was that caught my attention but it led me to this article:

Oh how I related to this article!!!  As much as I internally cringe at Summer's choice of hairstyle I allow her to make her choices in her appearance and Jada Pinkett Smith couldn't have said it more eloquently.

Here was her response to the public who questioned her 'letting' her daughter cut off all of her hair:
'The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don't belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power, or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit, and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It's also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother's deepest insecurities, hopes, and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.'

Hell yeah! and bravo for Jada Pinkett Smith standing up not only for her daughter but for all women.

Happy to be SUMMER

1 comment:

  1. I like what Jada Smith said here! Good stuff. Thanks for sharing.