quote:European standards or beauty... including economic/job pressure... literally trying to hide her "naps" monthly with a perm.... or wanting to attract Black men who prefer this look (which is the majority)
I met this lovely sista on the train who wore locks. She was a few years older than me but she finally agreed to meet for lunch near her job - down by the world trade center. When she showed up, I did not recognize her... She was wearing a wig.
I could barely concentrate on the menu. She sensed that I was uncomfortable and explained that her job on Wall Street, combined with her age, would not understand the locks. In fact, none of her co-workers have ever seen her hair.
I thought it was sad.