Dread Journey – 2 Months

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It’s a journey.
I feel exposed
Like you can see everything.
All my flaws,
out in the open.
This is me.
This is my hair.
My hair is not me,
this I know,
but knowing and believing
are two different things.
It’s not straightened.
It’s not pulled back.
It’s not ‘tamed’.
It’s not covered.
It’s not made to fit some
standards.
This hair is mine.
This is what I was born with.
I’m learning to love it.
To not need approval.
To not need to be the same
in order to be loved.
It’s a journey.
I feel exposed,
but also I feel
free.

-Sonja Jackson, OpenHeartTin

 

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