I was honored to be profiled this week by two extraordinary beauty bloggers, Afrobella and Curly Nikki, as part of their “Naturally Professional” series.
It was quite a day for natural hair. On the same day that my “Naturally Professional” profile went up on Afrobella and Curly Nikki, this video and article appeared on CNN.com about the experience some black women face from women of other cultures who want to touch their hair.
What do you think? Do black women who wear their hair unstraightened face greater challenges in the corporate environment?
Has anyone – whether of the same race, or of a different race – ever touched, or tried to touch, your hair without your permission? How did you respond? Is this an issue that transcends race, as some CNN commenters have suggested? Is it racist for a black woman to refuse to allow a white person to touch her hair?