- Posted August 20, 2013 by
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Texas Pastor Bans Weaves From Congregation!
“Our black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not. Be real with yourself is all I’m saying.”
“Long hair don’t care. What kind of mess is that? I don’t want my members so focused on what’s on their heads and not IN their heads. I lead a church where our members are struggling financially. I mean really struggling. Yet, a 26-year-old mother in my church has a $300 weave on her head. NO. I will not be quiet about this.”
Now, while I can agree that any mother who is struggling financially shouldn’t be shelling out $300; there are better things to do what that money. And I can also agree that many of us have cloaked ourselves in so much weave that we are I recognizable without it, I don’t agree that all women who wear weaves have low self-esteem. I think the pastor means well but his approach is a bit off. Again, not all women suffer from low self-esteem and many chose to wear weaves for several reasons. However, for those who do suffer from low self-esteem and are the victims of mainstream’s definition of beauty, the key is educating and empowering from the inside out. Only then will you have women who will feel comfortable in their own skin and with their own coif.
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