After years of thinking about going natural and about 6 months of trying to transition out of my relaxer I finally did the big chop this past Thanksgiving. Now the date November 24, 2011 has so much significance. I wanted to do something BIG as my 40th birthday is approaching. The reactions have been 100% positive (if they felt differently no one has said it to me directly). My husband loves it, my 10 year old daughter is "ok" but what she doesn't know is she was my biggest motivation. How can I encourage to love herself and ignore the distorted images of "beauty" that she is bombarded with and I was relaxing my hair? I did not want to be the " Do as I say, not as I do parent". Anywho, after explaining to my co-workers too many times to count that NOTHING drastic happened that made me decide to cut my hair, it's all good.
I was looking online for different resources and that's how I found this site. I think it's a gem and I am excited to have a community of support to share my journey. Now if I can just figure out how to make an album I can post before and after pics.