Anonymous asked: your hair is appropriative to rastas, black people, hindus, africans, all of them. White people always raping other cultures for the aesthetic value. You are living proof.

Ha. So how mad do you get when a biracial person dreads their hair? Is it just mildly appropriative and offensive? My point was that locs are inherently multi-cultural, and something that transcends a specific people group is hard to appropriate.

Also, comparing hair styles to rape?? Cool, bro. Really, it’s fucking hair. Literally, my hair is just tangled instead of brushed now. What I do with my body is none of your damn business, and doesn’t belong in the realm of your reclamation.

Is cultural appropriation a real issue? Absolutely. Is it black-and-white? Of course not. You’re forgetting that many PoC don’t agree on some of these things: some people are legitimately happy when pieces of their culture are shared and appreciated by others.

So if this is really one of your passions, go be brave and step out of your anon shell and write a letter to Urban Outfitters or Victoria Secret about their cultural appropriation, or the gov’t in Texas trying to remove ‘slavery’ from their H.S. curriculum. Something that’s an actual problem of white-washing and Western oppression. Hairstyles go both ways between cultures and ethnicities: black people relax their hair to imitate straight hair, hispanic people dread their hair for aesthetics, asian people dye their hair blond, etc. Most people have moved on to more substantial cultural issues.

@7 months ago with 4 notes
#living proof that white people have hair #let's discuss a real problem #locs #cultural appropriation 
#ootd is pajamas! Bc I left at 5 pm yesterday and just got home. Work sucks sometimes. Also, bc you all need to see my new adorable pj’s (thank you Jessie!!) #3rdshiftstruggles #sleepytime #lacyback #andithaspockets #outfitdetails #dreadlocks #locs

#ootd is pajamas! Bc I left at 5 pm yesterday and just got home. Work sucks sometimes. Also, bc you all need to see my new adorable pj’s (thank you Jessie!!) #3rdshiftstruggles #sleepytime #lacyback #andithaspockets #outfitdetails #dreadlocks #locs

@8 months ago with 1 note
#lacyback #dreadlocks #3rdshiftstruggles #locs #outfitdetails #ootd #sleepytime #andithaspockets 
sneaky mirror pics because new clothes! :)

sneaky mirror pics because new clothes! :)

@1 year ago with 5 notes
#personal #blue corduroy pants #get at me #dreadlocks #locs #dreads 
Got off work early so I played in this little snow storm and ate snowflakes :) i love this weather and the snow sticks to my locs like crazy haha

Got off work early so I played in this little snow storm and ate snowflakes :) i love this weather and the snow sticks to my locs like crazy haha

@1 year ago with 13 notes
#personal #snow babyyy :) #dreadlocks #locs #dreads #winter #snow #team blue eyes 

another dread baby! this is alli, her hair was a lot like mine in length/color but much thinner. we also cut her some bangs! i think this is the first time i’ve locked up a woman’s hair actually (besides my own), all my other babies have been boys..

here’s to her journey!

@1 year ago with 6 notes
#dreadlocks #dreads #locs #baby dreads! #messy hair #personal 

happy wednesday!

@1 year ago with 8 notes
#personal #eyes #freckles #portrait #hair #dreadlocks #locs 

as promised, winter sunrise pics from mydeermydarling

these make me laugh :)

@1 year ago with 19 notes
#in a cornfield #because indiana #personal #dreadlocks #dreads #photography #winter #locs 

getting dressed up with B for new year’s eve in nashville! (putting the dreads in a twisty bun is pretty much the most effort i put into ‘doing’ my hair.. you’re welcome, nash.)

very successful night overall :)

@1 year ago with 4 notes
#nye #personal #dreadlocks #locs #dreads #hairstyles #or cinnabon as my family calls it 

Anonymous asked: do you realize your hair is highly appropriative and offensive???

Oh boy.

I realize that some people share your opinion, and I personally disagree, or I wouldn’t have kept my hair like this.

First of all, I think “highly appropriative” should be reserved for things like the Victoria’s Secret fashion show having models walk out wearing lingerie and a Native American headdress.

Next, it is important to note that locs/dreads are worn by people from every ethnicity.

So here’s a question for you - offensive to whom? Are you referring to the long history of locs within Hinduism? or do you mean Rastafarians? or Black Africans who have locs? or African-Americans who wear them for any number of reasons? or any group of people from ancient times that had people with matted hair? Because honestly, it’s hard to isolate tangly hair to any one people group.

I love my hair, and I’m not claiming any religion, culture, or ancestry that I do not really share/believe (that is, I am not appropriating anyone’s cultural elements into my own identity or lifestyle).

 

If you’d like to discuss this further, feel free to just message me without being anonymous, and I’d be happy to talk about it.

@7 months ago with 5 notes
#locs #cultural appropriation #late night thoughts 

sometimes people paint me

@9 months ago with 4 notes
#personal #dreadlocks #locs #dreads #that was surprisingly fun #and it washes out of your hair 
In Chicago with the boys. went to see sigur ros, which was incredible  :)

Photo cred to mydeermydarling! :*

In Chicago with the boys. went to see sigur ros, which was incredible :)

Photo cred to mydeermydarling! :*

@1 year ago with 6 notes
#personal #chicago #sigur ros #future home #dreadlocks #photography #locs 
hair from the weekend, high ponytail and the show-choir poof :)
(hello new followers, sometimes i put on make up and real clothes!)

hair from the weekend, high ponytail and the show-choir poof :)

(hello new followers, sometimes i put on make up and real clothes!)

@1 year ago with 17 notes
#personal #dreadlocks #dreads #locs #women 
@1 year ago with 219 notes
#personal #dreadlocks #photography #dreads #locs #winter 

more photoshoot

@1 year ago with 6 notes
#personal #winter #dreadlocks #locs #dreads #photopraphy 

favorite flannel <3

@1 year ago with 8 notes
#personal #dreadlocks #dreads #locs 

Anonymous asked: your hair is appropriative to rastas, black people, hindus, africans, all of them. White people always raping other cultures for the aesthetic value. You are living proof.

Ha. So how mad do you get when a biracial person dreads their hair? Is it just mildly appropriative and offensive? My point was that locs are inherently multi-cultural, and something that transcends a specific people group is hard to appropriate.

Also, comparing hair styles to rape?? Cool, bro. Really, it’s fucking hair. Literally, my hair is just tangled instead of brushed now. What I do with my body is none of your damn business, and doesn’t belong in the realm of your reclamation.

Is cultural appropriation a real issue? Absolutely. Is it black-and-white? Of course not. You’re forgetting that many PoC don’t agree on some of these things: some people are legitimately happy when pieces of their culture are shared and appreciated by others.

So if this is really one of your passions, go be brave and step out of your anon shell and write a letter to Urban Outfitters or Victoria Secret about their cultural appropriation, or the gov’t in Texas trying to remove ‘slavery’ from their H.S. curriculum. Something that’s an actual problem of white-washing and Western oppression. Hairstyles go both ways between cultures and ethnicities: black people relax their hair to imitate straight hair, hispanic people dread their hair for aesthetics, asian people dye their hair blond, etc. Most people have moved on to more substantial cultural issues.

7 months ago
#living proof that white people have hair #let's discuss a real problem #locs #cultural appropriation 

Anonymous asked: do you realize your hair is highly appropriative and offensive???

Oh boy.

I realize that some people share your opinion, and I personally disagree, or I wouldn’t have kept my hair like this.

First of all, I think “highly appropriative” should be reserved for things like the Victoria’s Secret fashion show having models walk out wearing lingerie and a Native American headdress.

Next, it is important to note that locs/dreads are worn by people from every ethnicity.

So here’s a question for you - offensive to whom? Are you referring to the long history of locs within Hinduism? or do you mean Rastafarians? or Black Africans who have locs? or African-Americans who wear them for any number of reasons? or any group of people from ancient times that had people with matted hair? Because honestly, it’s hard to isolate tangly hair to any one people group.

I love my hair, and I’m not claiming any religion, culture, or ancestry that I do not really share/believe (that is, I am not appropriating anyone’s cultural elements into my own identity or lifestyle).

 

If you’d like to discuss this further, feel free to just message me without being anonymous, and I’d be happy to talk about it.

7 months ago
#locs #cultural appropriation #late night thoughts 
#ootd is pajamas! Bc I left at 5&#160;pm yesterday and just got home. Work sucks sometimes. Also, bc you all need to see my new adorable pj&#8217;s (thank you Jessie!!) #3rdshiftstruggles #sleepytime #lacyback #andithaspockets #outfitdetails #dreadlocks #locs
8 months ago
#lacyback #dreadlocks #3rdshiftstruggles #locs #outfitdetails #ootd #sleepytime #andithaspockets 
9 months ago
#personal #dreadlocks #locs #dreads #that was surprisingly fun #and it washes out of your hair 
sneaky mirror pics because new clothes! :)
1 year ago
#personal #blue corduroy pants #get at me #dreadlocks #locs #dreads 
In Chicago with the boys. went to see sigur ros, which was incredible  :)

Photo cred to mydeermydarling! :*
1 year ago
#personal #chicago #sigur ros #future home #dreadlocks #photography #locs 
Got off work early so I played in this little snow storm and ate snowflakes :) i love this weather and the snow sticks to my locs like crazy haha
1 year ago
#personal #snow babyyy :) #dreadlocks #locs #dreads #winter #snow #team blue eyes 
hair from the weekend, high ponytail and the show-choir poof :)
(hello new followers, sometimes i put on make up and real clothes!)
1 year ago
#personal #dreadlocks #dreads #locs #women 
1 year ago
#dreadlocks #dreads #locs #baby dreads! #messy hair #personal 
1 year ago
#personal #dreadlocks #photography #dreads #locs #winter 
1 year ago
#personal #eyes #freckles #portrait #hair #dreadlocks #locs 
1 year ago
#personal #winter #dreadlocks #locs #dreads #photopraphy 
1 year ago
#in a cornfield #because indiana #personal #dreadlocks #dreads #photography #winter #locs 
1 year ago
#personal #dreadlocks #dreads #locs 
1 year ago
#nye #personal #dreadlocks #locs #dreads #hairstyles #or cinnabon as my family calls it