There seems to be alot of current chatter about the above. We were down at the Women of The World Festival on Southbank on 8th-16 March 2013 (#WOW13) and was intrigued when the debate of whether natural hair affected your career came up time and time again. We decided to put a poll out to our readers to see what they thought. Check it out and vote with your feet.
The media obviously do to, Essence Magazine have a recent poll also, on the same subject. They reported;
“Last week, Georgia State University hosted a panel discussion entitled “Black Women, Their Hair and The Work Place” where naturalistas sounded off about whether they felt their hair had an impact on their careers. You’re talking about being polished and (having) interview skills and yet no one is addressing the fact that natural black hair has been traditionally seen as not polished on its own whether it’s well cared for or not,” James “Jay” Bailey, chief executive officer of Operation HOPE and a panelist at the event, told SaportaReport. “So basically it’s all about maintaining the Eurocentric standpoint.”
We at NoScrunchie want to change this ridiculous perception. It’s a dated viewpoint and has no bearing whatsoever on a person’s talent, personality nor knowledge.
This article by Mz Mahogany Chic highlights Viola Davis stepping onto the red carpet, wait for it…..WITHOUT A WEAVE! Also references the Rhonda Lee story that has so recently raised the issue’s ugly head. I mean, fancy getting sacked for having natural hair! I haven’t heard anything that absurd. Have you?
The very fact that there is negativity surrounding the issue of natural hair in the workplace literally makes NoScrunchie HQ quiver! But if this is affecting girls in reality – we want to know about it.
Go to our Facebook Page or Twitter and let us know what you think!