I hate to be a contributor in the whole good hair/bad hair debate that always comes up in the politics of black beauty, but i'm black, used to perm my hair, wore extensions and lusted over lace fronts [circa 2005 before they became available in Upton Park market for like a tenner.. totally butters] and so i'm allowed to stick my 2pence in..
Anyways the reason why i'm posting this is because i dont think people realise how massive it is to say 'fuck it' and decide to be the only bald bitch on the train/bus/tram/tandem etc.
Without taking away from people who involuntarily lose their hair through illness-because they're the bravest of the brave-shaving your hair off is the most terrifying-yet liberating-experience, if you're a girl that's been brought up to uphold good old Barbie as the standard of beauty.
I don't have a major opinion to toss into the ring i just think society needs to look past the stereotypical construct of femininity, and understand that hair does not a woman maketh...
We care so much about the redundant opinions of others when reaaaaally we should be focusing, on living that good sick-n-filthy-all-black-errythang-barbie-bitch-don-diva-nuvo-patron-stanky-jerkkin life.