Unapologetically White

Yes, I have dreadlocks.  I listen to Prince and 2 Live Crew. I have more "black" music on my iPod than most and I am probably the least likely to conform that anyone  you'll ever meet.  I mourned the loss of Prince over the last week and still have records left to play.  Racism baffles me.  I don't get judging people based on their skin.  And this goes both ways.  Recently I have seen friends judging others based in how light or dark they are.  WTF  What are you doing?  Yes, I am a 40 something year old English/Irish/Viking chick with dreadlocks.  I have come to terms with who I am racially and historically.  I no longer need your approval to be who I am.   ME!  I am me.  Stop judging what hair style I "should" have based on my skin tone.  You know what's really awesome about living in today's world.  I can be who exactly I am without removing who you are.  WE can be who we are separately and not  take away from who we are individually.

Today I am Renee.  I am happy with who I am.  I have dreadlocks.  Why?  Because I like them!  I like having beads and having my hair like snakes.  I identify with this because of my deity, Hecate.  I do not need your permission to be who I am.

I am a white girl.   I have Irish/British DNA.  My people come from Ireland and England as well as Norway.  I am me. Separate from any group.  I like dreads. They make me feel complete.  All I can say is if you frown on a white girl with dreadlocks, move on.  My hair does this naturally.  No chemicals.  No products.  This is me.  If I am not in your ideal, remove me.  Today I celebrate singularity.  Be who you are.  If you like dreads have dreads.  If you like straight smooth hair, be smooth.  Be who you want to be and ignore all this BS about the status quo.

WE are who we are, and all this alignment is the establishment trying to take away our uniqueness.  Life is full of what ifs...   be the magic.

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