Yes, Chris Rock is Hilarious. I don’t think anyone will argue that. The whole movie presented a light humorous vantage point on the billion dollar hair industry. This movie shed light on African American woman and their hair as well as the fact that this industry only takes from the people that fuel this vehicle of “oppression” as the Rev. Al Sharpton so tactful put it. One of my favorite lines in the movie “putting on their oppression”.
Okay enough of that. I would like to highlight the courageousness of Shelia Bridges. Shown above. Her story is a simple one. Bridges is an interior designer with alopecia, a disease that cause hair loss. This beautiful woman wears her bald head fearlessly and does not let it define her character or hinder her success.
Big ups to my two Naturalistas featured in Good Hair the documentary, Tracie Thoms and Sarah Jones.
In the movie, there is a scene where Rock is interviewing a group of high school girls. There was one young lady that wore her hair natural. And the other young ladies who either wore weave or relaxed hair unanimously decide that although the natural hair was pretty on the girl, it was not professional in their opinions. This really hurt because these were babies telling their peer, you have to change who you are to meet what is considered acceptable. Not only was what was being said hurtful to hear but to SEE the natural girls facial expressions. What was portrayed in that scene is a very realistic every day situation. If that was your daughter, sister, niece, cousin or friend, what would you say to console her? If you were in that situation how did you encourage yourself?