Happy Friday Eve!
First, let me say how much I LOVE that there is a little, black girl, character on
television that is a pretend doctor and has a doctor mom. Even writing that sentence brings a big smile to my face because growing up, I didn’t see cartoon characters like that. Last week, I heard about a Doc McStuffins episode that was aired on Wednesday. On this episode, she had a patient named Curly Q. Curly Q hated her naturally curly hair and Doc McStuffins taught her how important it is to love who you are and find out what style works best for you. Doc McStuffins was right on, and I wish I had a character like her to identify with growing up. The only time I ever remember a cartoon character on TV talking about curly hair was when Francine from Arthur had a “bad hair day”.
In the end, Curly Q embraced her curly hair and found out what worked for her. I feel like that’s a part of the natural hair creed: find what works for you. I don’t know how many times I have told someone to “find the product that works best for you” or “find the style that fits you”, or my favorite “you just have to play with your hair and find out what works”. We say these things because no two heads are alike, and no two people are the same. The process seems like a lot, but it can be fun, and finding what works for you is liberating. Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: I Wish I Had a Doc McStuffins Growing Up”