I am still frequently asked the following questions:
Q: So…how long have you had your locks?
A: Eight years.
Q: Is it all yours?
Q: Can you wash your hair?
Q: It looks really clean. Are you sure it isn’t braids?
A: Yes. It is really “clean” and it is not braids.
Q: Can I feel it?
A. Maybe, if I like you. No, if I don’t.
Q: What does it feel like?
Q: Does it hurt? [Often said while tugging at one of my locks without asking.]
A: No. But yes, if you pull it hard like you just did.
Q: Have you ever had difficulty finding a job because of it?
A: No, not that I know of.
A month ago I was riding the metro in Washington, D.C., when I locked eyes with a cuddling teenage couple sitting across from me. I smiled at them and turned on my iPod. A few minutes later, my music-induced trance&
all I want to do is dye my hair black and be done with it all.
Hair Interview 4