Naturally curly hair has been under fire in the media lately with young women not being allowed to wear their natural curls to school, or with dreadlocks now being legally allowed to be banned from the workplace. This isn't a conversation that's going to go away overnight, and video blogger Abriana recently took to her YouTube channel to discuss the issue.
Abriana talks about when black people wear their natural hair that it is deemed as offensive or distracting. Abriana references several articles in which young women are sent home or confronted for wearing their naturally curly hair. Abriana discusses how she personally represents herself as a young black woman attempting to join the workforce as a dancer. While she makes the choice to include her natural hair and sister locks on her resume so companies considering her know exactly what she looks like when they hire her. However, she notes that many people are not afforded that opportunity to be their true selves during an interview, or during their first few days of employment.
Abriana is a proponent of attending interviews in one's natural hair so as to allow your prospective employers to see who you are as a person and for you to get a better understanding of them as a company and as an employer. If a company isn't accepting of your naturally curly hair, it might not be the right place for you! Have you ever encountered people being opposed to your natural hair, curlies? Let us know!