Black head shaved woman

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Skip navigation! Story from Unbothered. Stephanie Long. In August , I shaved off all my hair. But I was also in need of a spiritual reset after a draining relationship with a toxic ex-partner.

This is why so many black women are shaving their heads

I shaved off my afro because I felt like it. That's all | Women | The Guardian

Many of us have been - and are still on - a tricky hair journey, marked with societal pressures, stigma around certain hairstyles - some can cost you your job - and often a lack of knowledge around where to begin with taking care of our hair. For some of us, completely shaving off our hair has been part of that journey. I first shaved my head in the summer of When I was younger, I had damaged my hair a lot through constant relaxing and straightening so cut most of it off, but I was still finding it too much maintenance so shaving it all off felt like the next logical step. I remember seeing a few black womxn with shaved heads, such as my friends Tia Simon-Campbell and Liv Little, and thinking how effortlessly beautiful they looked; it gave me the final push I needed.

I shaved off my afro because I felt like it. That's all

L ast week, I joined a club of black British girl bosses who have decided to go bald. Since my afro was large and healthy when I shaved it off, the assumption was that something must have gone wrong: traction alopecia from the tight hairstyles black women endure is a common reason for a drastic cut. A bad breakup is often assumed, or a quarter-life crisis as my dad still suspects. These are all valid reasons, but mine was far less interesting — I simply decided to cut it because I thought it would suit me.
It was a voice message from a friend that led Sara to discover she'd been unwittingly recruited into an online war. Sara, a pseudonym to protect her identity, checked her phone on the morning of Australia's Black Lives Matter protests and saw a flurry of unread notifications. The friend revealed that Sara's image was being used online by people pretending to be her. Members of the controversial 4chan community — an anonymous website notorious for its misogynistic and racist culture — were using a photograph of a bald Sara to encourage other women to join a fake campaign to shave their heads for racial equality. Prior to all this happening, Sara had shaved her head.