When I came across the following video, of a dark skinned muppet singing about how much she loved her hair, the little girl in me celebrated. It is no small thing to have a positive representation of Blackness for children to see. It was small step to empowering Black womanhood with the understanding that though we are different, we are beautiful nonetheless.
Don’t need a trip to the beauty shop, cause I love what I got on top. It’s curly and it’s brown and it’s right up there. You know what I love; that’s right my hair. I really love my hair. I love my hair. I love my hair. There’s nothing else that can compare with my hair. I love my hair. I love my hair, so let’s be clear. I really, really, really really, love my hair. Wear a clippy or in a bow, or let it sit in an Afro. My hair looks good in a cornrow. It does so many things you know, that’s why I let it grow. I love my hair. I love my hair. I love it and I had to share. I love my hair. I love my hair. I want to make sure that you’re aware, I love my hair. I wear it up, I wear it down. I wear it twisted all around. I wear braids and pigtails to. I love all the things my hair can do. (inaudible) for flying free and they’re perfect tresses you’ll see. My hair is part of me, an awesome part of me. I really love my hair. I love my hair. (giggle)
That video really made me smile, and so I had to share it with you. What did you think as you were watching and how do you think it will help little Black girls to love themselves?