Natalie has been a walking commercial the last few months. We can’t go into the store without her pointing to some item I need because it will make my hair shiny, teeth whiter, or my mopping easier. We can drive by subway and she will say, “Mom, can we please eat at Subway because when your there, there’s no such thing as no!” Sadly, she has been getting all her information from the comercials between her favorite preshool shows. So we had a talk about advertisements and what they are trying to accomplish. Now when she sees an enticing commercial she says, “Mom, there just trying to take our money!” Even with this new found wisdom, she cannot turn her mind away from Chuck-E-Cheeses. “We have to go mom, its where a kid can be a kid.” I can’t win them all.
The History of Us
#duantewright #sayhisname #welament
I wrote a story prompted by my writing group. It's about church, community and racism. Since I published it on my blog I have had so many people reach out with the same shared experience. It's been comforting. Then I found out there is a whole movement of people sharing their stories of leaving church spaces that refuse to respond to racism and injustice. Thank you @thewitnessbcc. To read my full story: www.atribecalledwhitlock.com or hit link in bio.
Too close? Just making sure ya'll see these curls. Had my favorite curly girl expert @torrensalicia cut the back of my hair (looser curl pattern) even with the tightly coiled girls at the top. Love the shape that was created. Ima release the desire of length for a fuller style. #curlygirlmethod #natural #innersence