Since starting my loc journey, the number of days where I worry about what others think of me, when they see my locs, are few and far between. I walked into this journey confident of myself, who I am, and the authenticity of my hair.
I am sure there have been moments where an individual has had a less than favorable opinion of my loc'd tresses but there is truth in what you truly believe and feel about yourself. When you believe your hair is beautiful, you see your hair as beautiful.
I was born with hair, that when left alone, naturally coils around itself, until loc'd tresses cascade down my back. I believe that anything that happens naturally, is untouched, or unaltered is pure and true. Therefore, someone not appreciating what is pure and true about me or my physical appearance, is not someone whose opinion has no power over me.
My locs and my journey continue to teach and remind me of how I should live my life. My mind, my spirit, and my soul is natural, unaltered, and pure. As I continue to live my life, I will walk in confidence that what God has created of me and within me is true and I will live my life accordingly.