Published on October 28, 2022.
BY: BRIAN AKIN
A Black person’s hair is an extension of their existence and is often an expression of Black pride. It is as powerful as the symbolism behind a crown.
The Afro represents identity. For many Black people, hair is more than just mere hair. It is a representation of one’s heritage, emotions, and identity.
Solange made a statement when she said, “Don’t Touch My Hair.” It is not just a song title. It is a demand that no one attempts to clean her Blackness. She is protective of her soul, mind, creations, and identity.
“Hair is incredibly spiritual, and, energetically, it encompasses and expresses who we are.”
The Afro is not just a fashion statement, but a way of reclaiming our stolen identity.
It will always be rooted with a painful history that Black people are continuously strive to overcome. It will always be a representation of pride, rebellion, and celebration.