About professionalism, I'm about to start my second set tonight. I'm a clergy person and I work for a DV agency. The people at work have never seen my loc'd hair, but in both contexts, folks have seen me with all kinds of cuts and colors (currently green), but never with locs. This is going to be fun!

I'm also thinking about this idea that locs impede professional progress. I'm still infuriated by the picture of the CEO of Crushers Club cutting off young Black men's locs because "it's symbolic of change and their desire for a better life." I'm furious because she apologized because people found out about it, but not because she realized how wrong it was to enforce that narrative. I don't see her as being any different as the woman who cut off the young wrestler's hair because the ref wouldn't let him compete.

Anyway, before I go all the way AWF...I'll just say that I'm looking forward to living up to my username once again.