September 15th, 2006


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To anyone that mentioned wanting one of my shorn dreads, sorry I threw them away before posting! I don't know why it didn't occur to me that there were so many collectors out there! =[

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:[ I'm very upset. My parents told me either I take out my starting-to-form dreads, or I move out.
They are very uneducated, scary Christian conservatives who are afraid of open mindedness and people not like them.

"They are hideous, dirty, and look like hell."
"You had such pretty hair before. Now people are going to think you're stupid. It's EMBARASSING for us!! People ask us what's wrong with you!!"
"Why do you have dreads? Are you worshipping some Ethiopian guy? Do you think he's god or something?!"
"Are you doing this cause your boyfriend wants you to???"
"Are you trying to be a HIPPIE? Hippies died with the sixties!"

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Be Free

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The longer I have dreads (yah, I know, it's only been about 2 weeks), the more I realize that to have dreads, one must be very sure of oneself.

Going around in public after not having put a brush to your hair for 2 weeks causes people to look at you. I don't get as many weird looks as I did when I went out to the sushi place in Rhode Island the night my mom did them. Probably because dreads in Vermont are a common thing. Dreads in the middle of yuppy Rhode Island are VERY uncommon. But dreads are in their infancy and my hair looks like I just got up, every minute of the day, so I'm bound to have a few people look at me kinda weird every now and then. Especially people that have known me the whole time I've lived here.

I've found this to be a journey.....every day, every week and I've heard that every month, dreads change and in a way, I change. I've always felt that I didn't really care what other people thought of me. That what you see is what you get. I'm finding, though, that I've questioned that, in a way. And in finding my answer to my questioning, I'm finding myself stronger and more sure of myself. That truly, what you see IS what you get.....and I'm staying true to that, even in the midst of change. I'm realizing that I'm turning more into ME than I was before.

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