hi! i just got a bike from a friend and want to ride it all summer, but was thinking about my safety. perhaps, i'm just worryin' for no reason, but i have a feeling regular bike helmets won't fit over my dreads. is this silly, or a legit problem?
anyone rock the helmet? tips, or ideas to quash my wrong ideas? (is quash even a word?)
i had a dream about soft bike helmets, so i think i made them up, or do they really exist?
For the record, I just wanted to say how much I enjoy being in this community. The people...the photos...the questions...the advice given....it's all wonderful and I get not only a sense of closeness to you all (around the country and around the world) without actually knowing you.
I mean we are a community, afterall.
So in light of the recent uproar, I found the stupidest drunken picture I could find that was still on my computer. I'm posting it so you can tell me how beautiful I am so I can feel good about myself. Sorry, I just HAD to!
A mere thought of the moment, but as we live in a world where individuality is often frowned upon, singled out or seen as something to be scared by... a world where by allowing your hair to knot up, by decorating your skin with ink or by hanging bits of metal from it somehow makes you be seen as a threat, offence or just general scum of society..
Is it not a good thing that we have this community to celebrate each others individuality and beauty?
I know we're all here because of the dreads, but there's more to all of us than that and I think that should be celebrated along with everything else.
You're all fucking beautiful, now get makin' with the love!
This community is meant to be a lounge for people who love dreadlocks. It says that on the user info page. Personally, I enjoy the pictures and anecdotes from all of you. That is the reason we have this place. There is a dreadlock FAQ in the memories if anyone has questions to be answered. And discussions about dreadlocks are allowed. But no one wants the same questions repeated over and over. After all, there are only so many times you can answer questions about twisting roots. And how many new, original, questions can be asked? Not many. So the community decided a while ago (by a majority vote) that they would rather have a lounge atmosphere than a How-To-Make-Dreads community. This was established long before I became the moderator so I don't feel it's my place to change it.
That's why the fifth rule of the community is:
5. HAVE FUN. The only thing you need to join is a love of dreadlocks. Ask questions about dreadlocks. Share stories and pictures. Tell us a joke or talk about your day. This is a place where dreadlovers can come together in virtual fellowship.
If you don't agree with the direction of the community, then as always, you are free to leave quietly. Goodbye posts are deleted because they inherently (even if unintentionally) cause drama. That being said, I hope if anyone has any real complaints about something here, they know that they can contact me (jgrier at gmail dot com) so a solution can be worked out. I hate to see anyone go. I love you guys!
And as always...
SUGGESTION BOX THREAD!
Anything that needs to be addressed? Let me know below!
Obviously, I really screwed up the post that i made last night. i understand some of that was rude, offensive, whatever you want to call it. now i feel like...well, genuine crap. i absolutely love dreadlocks. i want to keep these on my head for years and years, and i want to see all of yours, too. there probably isn't much more i can say in way of apology other than...my foot was clumsily inserted into my mouth, and it has now been taken out, cleaned, and is feeling very embarrased. if at all possible, i would like to be a quiet member of this dear community that i left for a rather somber, guilty 24 hours.
just wanted to say hi to all of you and give you my story. I was once a
member of this community probably a couple years ago. Unfortunately I
had to leave because I would get sad seeing all of the wonderful
dreadies. I had dreads then, but do to emotional issues I had to remove
them. They were started out of love from someone I loved deeply.
Unfortunately I wasn't the right one for her and she left. So
symbolically my start to closure was to shave. I regretted it every day
since too. I still regret it now that I am about 3 months into my
second set. Rest assured when I get some pics I will share gladly.
I am just glad that over the past few weeks I was assured that this
community is still by far the best that I have watched and followed.