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Viola Davis' Fro Slayed Us All

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If you had been anywhere within earshot of me when I saw Viola Davis make her entrance at the Golden Globes, you would have thought someone had won the $500 Million Powerball. That was my reaction - no lie. Viola Davis brought her natural royalty to the Golden Globes.

Viola Davis Helen MirrenNatural is popular these days I know - we see sisters on the street, bus, in the shop, in the supermarket rocking the 'fro and me - well I always look and smile. But Viola, with her QUEENDOM presence took it to another level tonight. Her fro was sitting up above that beautiful face like a crown made of shimmering black clouds. Proudly framing her face like a kinky halo. Without apologies, without adornment, in all its natural COTTONY GLORY as if the gods themselves came down and placed it there.

And if you listen to the audience when she walked on the stage to present the award she had been assigned to, you will hear the hush as they too were caught silent, awed by the the SLAY Queen who floated on out there like she owns everydayum thing.

Viola, tonight you made all of us kinky coily haired women like me beam with love and pride because yeah, we got that hair. And we get your statement. We get it. All of it. To all those women struggling with the fro, this is it. Your hair. Your prize. Your pot of gold.

Power to you Viola, you are the QUEEN of natural slay. ✊