OK, so this blog posting by actress Joy Bryant is getting a lot of chat on the blogs. Click here to read it for yourself. [*Ed. note: Essence took the blog down after getting bashed with negative comments. Meh. You can find the blog excerpted here.]
I don’t know if this is supposed to be sarcasm (the writing isn’t that great… I don’t mean to be harsh, really, I don’t!), but I think she sounds really ignorant. I’m all for doing what you want to do with your hair – perm, weave, natural – as long as your hair isn’t defining you. Once you say some mess like this:
The feeling of getting my hair, I mean, my weave done over. I feel human again. I feel sexy. I feel powerful. It makes me feel…it makes me feel…it makes feel like a natural woman!!!
Joy, I have to give you a side-eye. A hard, dutty, you-have-got-to-be-kidding-me side-eye.
You’re a good actress (I only remember you from Antwone Fisher, but you were decent), but you’ve got some self-esteem issues if hair, that someone else has grown and you’ve sewn into your own head, makes you feel human again. So, the hair that grows out of your head makes you feel like what? An alien? Sigh.
Something’s making you sound stupid — and it ain’t the Yaki 1B European straight.
So, blogging friends, what do you think? Read and discuss — I’m interested in your comments!