Hair shaming! Are we really doing this? Are the internet trolls really ignorant enough to judge the appearance of someone’s hair that has made the lifetime accomplishment of competing in the Olympics? My struggling thoughts for the past week!
The Olympics are a series of games where the world’s top athletes compete for the opportunity to win medals while representing their country! I know you know what it is. I am just baffled that the internet is acting as if they don’t. When you take a stab at Gabby Douglas and other women for the appearance of their hair, you hurt all of us.
I mean seriously, I was boiling, 38, big mad when I saw posts speaking on Gabby’s hair AGAIN. I take it personal and so should you if you are an African American woman. I have written about it time and time again. One of the top reasons why black women will not work out is for fear of messing up their hair. When a woman is competing at life (Olympics, WNBA, Hypertension, Diabetes, stress, etc.), she is not expected to look like Cookie on Empire, Olivia Pope on Scandal, or Mary Jane Paul on Being Mary Jane. There is a time and place for everything and BLACK WOMEN: There’s NO Room for Hair Shaming in Fitness!