so, it's been a long and hard road for the past six months. my dreadlocks are seven months old. they are amazing. tight, tipped, curly, fuzzy. they're beautiful. but, i've been hiding behind my backcombed dreadlocks. i hate it. these are my, by far, out of all my sets of dreadlocks, the best ones. but, alas.. they aren't me. for the first month i thought they were, i thought they were who i wanted to be. but they aren't. they're just something for people to gawk at, and notice me. i've been changing myself so much for attention. i hid behind them. blue hair, piercings, dreadlocks, funny clothing. that isn't me. i'm not like that, at all. i'm plain. i'm a plain jane. i tried forming myself into this new-day-in-age hippie. what a joke. i need to stop hiding behind who i thought i wanted to be. my dreadlock removal kit will be here in a few days, and so my dreads will be turn back into black curly hair. it'll be different. i have to go buy a brush. i haven't had a brush in years. these dreads made me realise i don't need to be strange for people to notice me. people knew who i was before. not as many before dreads, but that's okay. i don't want a lot of people to notice me. i'm not an attention seeker anymore. i'm plain sarah lee. this isn't the end of the road for dreadlocks for me. one day i'll have them again. but for me, not for people to see me. they'll be a part of me, naturally. i can't wait. one day.
so as i'm watching alien vs. predator i starting thinking about how predator its the coolest w/ their fish nets and there way cool dreads! as i was looking at there way cool dreads i realized they have like metal beads on them, w/ cool desgins on them..... now i want some for my hair! so is there like a place i can go to find out more info on this stuff? lol
i'm a dork!
Why was i_dread's post deleted? I think that's bunk! Although maybe its cuz I agreed with it, but still.
As we all know, dreadlocks are often associated with racial issues (fairly or unfairly, you judge). But this is not a racial community. I have no problem with frank, honest (even dissenting) view points about race but only as they pertain to this community. This was nothing to do with my personal opinions on the post.
If you would like to start a discussion about the origins of dreadlocks, that's fine. If you'd like to talk about culture appropriation within the context of dreadlocks, that is related. But after further review, the last post didn't quite fit the bill. I apologize to the poster, commentors and any other community readers who were invested with that thread. I should have handled it quicker. Please don't shy away from making opinions (even unpopular ones) but remember why this community is here. I would suggest looking into many of the wonderful race related communities on livejournal. Many are quite enlightening.
Bottomline: Thanks for your time. I'm an ass. I need a Coke.