Or not hairy, in Willow’s case.
Even though Willow Smith shaved her head a long time ago, some people are still upset that her mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, let her do it.
We already knew she was a cool mom, but she solidified that status when she took to her Facebook page to defend her daughter’s hairstyle.
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. More to come. Another day.
Wow! We couldn’t have said it better. It’s so AH-Mayzing that she is so open to letting Willow define her own beauty, especially since that whole family is a huge part of Hollywood.
Keep being awesome, Jada!
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