katelucia:




Jada Pinkett-Smith is aware of the critics that frown up their noses at the way she raises her daughter, Willow. Willow cuts, dyes and styles her hair as she pleases, a fact that bothers many who feel girls shouldn’t have that much control over their appearance at such a young age.






Jada decided to address the criticism in a Facebook post:







“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.”
Reblogged from: xulaxicana
12.12.12
242,750 notes

katelucia:

Jada Pinkett-Smith is aware of the critics that frown up their noses at the way she raises her daughter, Willow. Willow cuts, dyes and styles her hair as she pleases, a fact that bothers many who feel girls shouldn’t have that much control over their appearance at such a young age.

Jada decided to address the criticism in a Facebook post:

“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.”

  1. love-lace-yas reblogged this from haiimynameisarielle
  2. nepheliads reblogged this from beyonceinabinder
  3. haiimynameisarielle reblogged this from saint-dorothy-mantooth
  4. saint-dorothy-mantooth reblogged this from lostinastarrynight
  5. lostinastarrynight reblogged this from syllysyl
  6. beyonceinabinder reblogged this from finefox
  7. gottabeovertheknee reblogged this from finefox
  8. acraymond88 reblogged this from finefox
  9. obamanaynay reblogged this from finefox
  10. thecatmeowsalot reblogged this from acapellasoliloquies
  11. marriedwithfandom reblogged this from fallenwatcherangel
  12. bloom25 reblogged this from lacigreen
  13. illadrizah reblogged this from finefox
  14. ghillies-and-gatorade reblogged this from finefox
  15. washing-line-monkey reblogged this from finefox
  16. acapellasoliloquies reblogged this from georgedubyahbush
  17. therightwaytowriteit reblogged this from finefox
  18. thatonepersonwiththething reblogged this from finefox
  19. fallenwatcherangel reblogged this from finefox
  20. finefox reblogged this from macklemoderate
  21. trufflelaw reblogged this from lockdaisy
  22. bluh-bluh-bluh-bluh-bluh reblogged this from thatonehomestuckchick15
  23. sweetandrad reblogged this from jessepnkman
  24. mellefant reblogged this from buffy-is-my-religion
  25. thoughtsfromwhistlestop reblogged this from bantamshine
  26. pandacatbear reblogged this from rubyredriots
  27. elyssaallen reblogged this from sellingoutfunerals
  28. thegoldfishnamedcolin reblogged this from elysedc
  29. cc-supika reblogged this from aneastwindiscomingwatson