We met via your tumblr photo submission where you wrote, "It's always a surprise to people, but I think my picture belongs here." Can you explain what you met by that?
It is no secret that Shanti and I are both bi-racial with white mothers. At times, I have found it difficult despite having textured hair and being one of the co-founders of this blog to be accepted into the 'natural hair community'. In terms of being accepted and 'fitting in' whether it be family, friends or society related, what has your experience been?
Now, I absolutely love my hair! The guy I'm seeing right now is African-American and we call each other hair twins. His is more nappy and his fro definitely beats mine by far... but it's just a part of me now. He loves my hair. I love my hair. And it's easy to feel comfortable in my own skin and curls.
Have you always embraced your locks? Have you ever considered getting a relaxer?
How would you describe your hair?
From another perspective, my hair IS me. It describes me, and represents all my moods... it can be pulled back and hidden.. it can be braided into tons of little braids who are all different yet a lot alike, or it can be wild and all out there. I love my hair and how it represents who I am.
What is your current regimen? What products do you use?
Who is your hair idol?
Lastly, I want to leave you with a hard question. What would you say to those who will look at this post with contempt and criticize us for showcasing and featuring you because of obvious reasons?
What do you think? Should the 'Natural Hair Police' chill out and welcome Emma with open arms? We vote... YES!