Jada Pinkett-Smith backs up her daughter Willow Smith‘s decision to cut her hair even though society thinks otherwise.
In the article, Jada states:
“The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination.
“I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain,” the actress continued. “Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.”
I wish every girl in our world had someone close to them remind them that we should be listening to our heart instead of what the world may be dictating to us.
Thanks again to Leviana for this lead!