Kinky Locks – too Naughty for Corporate

Is this another expression of the fearful small-minded portion of our society?

Alexis Chateau

Even in the corporate world, many of us are forced to ditch our natural hair, because corporate thinks our kinky locks are too naughty for regular business operations…

We are taught from an early age through dolls, school rules, corporate expectations, and the media that our genetically gifted natural hair is not sufficient, fashionable, or appropriate…

And then imagine the overwhelming pressure to meet these expectations. We quite literally get chemical burns from relaxers and heat burns from press combs just trying to keep up.

If this quote sounds familiar to you, then you’ve likely read my post, Translating Becky with the Good Hair. In that article, I dissected the meaning of good or bad hair, and put it into cultural and historical context.

Having fully explored the topic from all angles over a series of posts, I laid it to rest with no intention of picking it up again. That was, however…

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4 thoughts on “Kinky Locks – too Naughty for Corporate”

  1. Interesting that the corporate world complains that their workforce can’t read or write a memo or make themselves understood while speaking. They insist that their employees should have a broader education, but they weed out those applicants that have a major in such things as English, history and philosophy!

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