by Shelli of Hairscapades

Hi guys! Have you seen Curly Nikki’s interview with Tracee
Ellis-Ross?!?!? If not, get yourself over there right now and check it
out here!! What a great interview!!

Anyway, the reason I’m pointing it out is something struck me about
the above picture, which was the lead for the interview. After sharing
M’s guest post this morning about Hair and Self-Acceptance … and then going to the interview and seeing this pic again … I wrote in the comments:

“You know what I love about that first
pic and want to point out? Look at the irregularity of Tracee’s hair
pattern. There are kind of straight pieces on the left and bottom right,
it’s coarser on the top with a less definitive curl …. and we LOVE it! I
think we are often too hard on our own hair, looking macroscopically,
dissecting every single curl, expecting perfectly uniform perfection.
But Tracee’s curls aren’t like this and she is the hair idol of many a
natural. At the end of the day, we need to look at our hair, our selves
as a whole and appreciate the beauty of imperfection. #justsayin ;)

Looks like I’m having my very own Self-Concept day!! Sorry for jacking your steelo Nik!! It just happened that way ;)!

Do you embrace YOUR perfectly perfect imperfection?