Apparently, people have been talking about Willow Smith’s hair. It’s very short, as you can see. And in these pictures, Willow’s hair is dyed an interesting shade of pink. Now her mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, has taken to her Facebook to respond to critics of Willow’s hair and Jada allowing her daughter to cut her hair.
A letter to a friend…
This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete.
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. 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. More to come. Another day.
I think Jada’s spoken her mind well here! Do you agree with Jada’s reasoning, or is she giving 12-year-old Willow too much of a free reign with her hair? Personally, I think experimenting with hair is pretty harmless. Parents need to pick and choose their battles. I’m not sure this is one I’d pick.
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