Sisterlock Adoration: Finding True Hair Freedom

This blog mostly follows my hair transition to Sisterlocks(TM), but it also gives me an outlet for my occasional social commentary. I always look forward to hearing from you about my hair or my diatribes. Thanks for visiting! ***BTW- Please do not copy my pictures without permission.***

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Stereotypical Language in an Article about Riley Ann Sawyers AKA "Baby Grace"

The following is a terribly stereotypical passage from the article linked aboveā€¦(I know it may seem trivial to focus on something like this, given that fact an innocent little girl was murdered; however, I was annoyed beyond reason by this.) How are you just going to generalize whole races of people? It's ridiculous...

A trained artist can look at a skull and immediately tell the race and gender of a corpse. And that's the beginning of giving a name to the unknown."If you turn the skull of a white male sideways, it's almost like a truck hit it. It's just straight up and down flat," said Marla Lawson, a renowned forensic artist who works for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. "The forehead protrudes very little and the chin sinks in. But for African-Americans, they slightly slope at the forehead and they protrude slightly at the mandible and they have these great cheekbones. Their skulls weigh more than white people's skulls, and their teeth will be whiter and brighter usually."
An Asian person's skull will have a wider facial area, Lawson said, but people of Hispanic descent are more challenging because the structures are nearly identical to Caucasians.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Photos Copied on a Sisterlock Website Without Permission


Much to my surprise during a search for Sisterlock updos last week, I came across photos from Blaqkofis, Creyole's and my blogs. While the site's owner clearly had good intentions (showcasing different Sisterlock looks), I was shocked and dismayed that I wasn't given as least a courtesy e-mail to ask my permission to use the photos. My e-mail is listed on my blog, so there is no reason why this simple courtesy could not have been given. I noticed that some folks have notes on their blogs that ask that photos not be used without permission, but I always thought that was understood. Obviously not...I'm not really upset, but I just feel a bit disappointed. Any thoughts on how this can be judiciously handled.


Hi Everyone,

Most of you know that I'm a public sector consultant who spends most of time on the road. My life consists of many long work weeks, lots of hotel rooms, plus countless nameless faces. The thing that keeps me going having a great support system. Outside of my family, my biggest support system at the moment are two wonderful women who work for the same firm I work. We have tons in common but at the same time have distinctively different backgrounds and interests.

Anyway, I love friendships that are sincere and not rife with jealousy and cattiness. So this post is dedicated to Chi-town Ruth-Ann and LA Diva #1(obviously not their actual names).

I'm a little sad today because LA Diva #1 is leaving to go on to a new exciting project. Such is life in the consultancy world; however,I'm still very sad :0(.

PS. The pic attached is from a Girl's Bachelorette weekend hosted by the ladies in honor of my wedding (which included a Spa visit.) It was awesome!