Sisterlocks-Look I am a beautiful butterfly

I have been in a natural hair cocoon for seven years. I started this blog to chronicle the life and times of my sisterlocks. And from time to time any other random thing that suites my fancy or draws my ever so curious mind. You are welcomed to drop me a comment anytime and feel free to link to this blog. ***Please do not copy my photos without my expressed permission***

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

My sisterlocks are a' changing!

I am not certain if you all can see. My babies are changing. I had my second retighting last week and my sisterlock consultant confirmed the change. They are starting to lose their "very" curly ends. My locks now have a waved pattern with more straight pieces. I am trying to enjoy all of the phases as they come however, I do love curly hair and do not wish to loose this look so soon. But, what are ya' going to do?

I am starting to get questions about my hair "style." A few months ago a few friends just believed that I had a it is, "do you have those...sis..sisterthings?" This question actually tickled me. I said, " they are Sisterlocks." The great thing is that women are starting to ask questions. All of the women who have had question are "permies." They are asking, Who, What, When and Where questions. I have tried my best to answer all questions as well as direct them to the Offical website. I am keeping my fingers crossed that more women get the message and stop putting that "Lye" mess in their hair.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

You are my Mirror...

This poem was given as a part of Nelson Mandela's inauguration speech. It is one of my very favorite pieces. It is a poem that I reflect on often when I feel as though I am not living up to my promise.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so
that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other
people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."

** Authored and published by Marianne Williamson

When I was a little girl my aunt sat me down and said that each person in the world carries a light. She explained that it was my job to reflect that light to others and much like a mirror the light is then transferred to another person and from that person to another. She explained, that this was how one person could change the world... I can still remember her saying those words to me like it was yesterday...

This little story makes me think about our blogging community. We are women (and men) who share our triumphs, sorrows and joys with one another. With a simple hello or note of encouragement we can serve as the catalyst to lift another spirit. We each carry "cyber mirrors" making one woman's triumph another woman's joy.

Be brilliant!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

More hair pictures

A new do!

On Sunday as I styled my hair I started to get a little unsettled...why you ask? Well I was a bit tired of seeing my hair in the same style. As much as I love my sisterlocks, I need some variety. I love a nice sleek ponytail. I think it is chic and sophicated...I am not quite there yet but a gal can dream. On Sunday I determined to try something different. I used bobbie pins top pull and secure the sides and I used a lone stick pin to secure my "bangs." I ended up really liking this look and I got many compliments.

Aww Skate...Aww bounce!

Hello everyone! I am just getting back from a conference and I figured I would check in with my blogging sistahs! I forgot to post these pictures last week. A girlfriend of mine called and asked if I wanted to go skating. I love to skate, so I was all over the offer. It was adult night at the rink we attended, pretty cool. (You know things have changed when you pull up to the rink and all of the cars are mini-vans) However, the night ended up being a lot of fun and great exercise. Thankfully not one of us fell. Ya'll, there are folks who take skating too the next level. I have never witnessed some of the stunts that were performed, on skates no less. I remember when backwards skate was the, "it" thing to do...not anymore!

My sisterlocks held up pretty well considering I skated for more than two hours....