• The Box 69: FUZZY WUZZY

    Color: Fuzzy Wuzzy
    March 20, 2011
    Song: "I Am Not My Hair" India.Aire feat. Akon

    Things I usually hear after a new hair cut clean:

    "Oh...you MUST be from the EAST coast. I don't see too many West coast women doing...that."
    - Guys who think they know ALL West coast women.

    - Oh...and it won't matter that I'm wearing large hoop earrings and rockin' a 40 DD!

    - Typically from Mom...lol...but always with love...and a chuckle.

    "What did you DO to your hair?"
    - I usually want to respond, "What did YOU do to yours?!"

    "Can I touch it?"
    - White women at the club.

    "Can I rub it?"
    - Black women at the club.

    "Well, at least you have a good head for that..."
    - Women WANTING to make a change but afraid...too worried they may have, in their own opinion, an odd shaped head...or a hook...or something.

    "Don't you miss your hair?"
    - My reply is usually, "It's just hair. It'll grow back." If they rebut, and they usually do, "What if it doesn't?" Then I follow, "Well then, I guess I'm happy. No more trips to the barber FOR THE SAME LOOK I CHOSE TO HAVE!"

    Buzz of the clipper
    Take away
    History catch kink
    Wipe the slate clean
    And start again
    I can't be weighted down
    At the top
    From the top
    With bad choice
    Wrong voices
    And ill taken turns
    I have to wash it away
    Let the strays fall
    Into the drain
    And start again
    For me

    I'm not locked to my locks.
    I'm not locked to my look.
    I'm not locked to your look.
    I'm not locked to locked ideas of beauty.
    I am free to do me...clean.

    And yes, I have a great head
    for this...
    and everything else I choose.


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