Post ke-200 : aku bukan rambutku

Thursday, January 18, 2007

First impressions.
Walaupun benar, saya membencinya. Mengapa kita perlu menilai seseorang dengan penampilannya? Rupa yang cantik tak bermakna hatinya molek. Wajah yang kusam tak bermakna hatinya padam. Apa yang kita lihat hanyalah luaran, jendela jiwa itu adalah pada tutur, pada peribadi, pada sinar mata.

Jangan timbang tara diri saya tanpa cuba kenal siapa saya.

I Am Not My Hair - India Arie

Little girl with the press and curl
Age eight I got a Jheri curl
Thirteen and I got a relaxer
I was a source of so much laughter
At fifteen when it all broke off
Eighteen and I went all natural
February two thousand and two
I went on and did
What I had to do
Because it was time to change my life
To become the women that I am inside
Ninety-seven dreadlock all gone
I looked in the mirror
For the first time and saw that HEY

I am not my hair
I am not this skin
I am not your expectations no
I am not my hair
I am not this skin
I am a soul that lives within

Good hair means curls and waves
Bad hair means you look like a slave
At the turn of the century
Its time for us to redefine who we be
You can shave it off
Like a South African beauty
Or get in on lock
Like Bob Marley
You can rock it straight
Like Oprah Winfrey
If its not what's on your head
Its what's underneath and say HEY....

Does the way I wear my hair make me a better person?
Does the way I wear my hair make me a better friend?
Does the way I wear my hair determine my integrity?
I am expressing my creativity..

Breast Cancer and Chemotherapy
Took away her crown and glory
She promised God if she was to survive
She would enjoy everyday of her life ooh
On national television
Her diamond eyes are sparkling
Bald headed like a full moon shining
Singing out to the whole wide world like Hey..

If I wanna shave it close
Or if I wanna rock locks
That don't take a bit away
From the soul that I got

If I wanna wear it braided
All down my back
I don't see what wrong with that

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