My Nappily Ever After Story (In Celebration of the movie, Nappily Ever After With Sanaa Lathan)
Nappily Ever After, a movie about a Black woman's natural hair journey to empowerment will soon hit theaters and it promises to deliver! Starring the sultry Sanaa Lathan, it is the story of Violet Jones, a professional woman and perfectionist prone to wearing straight wigs who decides to shave her head after going through a breakup. This act of "letting her head down," so to speak leads her on a journey to personal freedom and perhaps, true love.
I am personally looking forward to this movie as it reminds me of my natural hair journey. It was 2008. The natural hair movement was just starting to gain momentum. My permed hair was no longer working for me as years of chemical abuse and flat irons had transformed my locks into a stringy a mess. And thus my natural hair journey began.