January 2014 - Natural of the Month: Mary
Mary: My biggest fear when going natural was the big chop. I've never had extremely short hair so that was new to me. I was self- conscious about my short hair when I first cut it. I felt as though I looked like a boy and would possibly be mistaken for a lesbian. lol I was able to overcome my fears because I have great friends (guy friends). They encouraged and motivated me throughout the process. My brother in law was the first to sit down with me and my sister about going natural. He gave his thoughts and expressed how it would be a good move for us. 2 of my other male friends, which I’ve known since college, also let me know know that I am beautiful in any form, and that I could definitely Rock the natural hair in whatever stage. So eventually I began to embrace it. Soon after I big chopped, I began to notice many others in my small town also having the motivation to do it.