I’ve come a long way since then – marriage, children and the personal realisation that I am not defined by my hair any more so than I am defined by the colour of my skin. I refuse to be stereotyped or pigeon holed based on the texture or style of my hair.
Since 1996, I have annually vacationed in Barbados and have been amazed at the increasing number of locked sisters and brothers, as well as the variety and creativity of the natural hair styles. During this year’s holiday I finally joined them and my SisterLocks were installed over 15 hours through April 27 & 28 2009.
Yours, Bajan Lily.