Like this page? Then share it!

Forum Activity for @Amber-Dawn Andersen

Amber-Dawn Andersen
@Amber-Dawn Andersen
01/06/10 02:53:32AM
14 posts

dreads and jobs


dreads jobs employment issues

I know that most people look at me and expect less of me, like I'm unintelligent or not as capable, because I choose to dread my hair. They say things like, "why did you do that to your hair"? or, "you had such beautiful hair". As soon as they realize that I am the one that will organize that fund raiser for their sick child, or drop off coats and snow pants at the school for our neighborhood kids, or send off boxes of food to Afghanistan for our brothers and sisters away from home, then all of the sudden, their impression of who I am changes. I was still this person before they knew who I was...soaringeagle said:
i was on the board of directors of an artist coop that was partnered with my lots of love group (see post in dreads as community leaders sectioin) id meet with the mayor city council extremely wealty patrons, business and media leaders (many on our advisory board)
law enforcement (due to it being a drug infested ood) and curch leaders, all gave me great respect, except the leader of the rich curch tat bussed in members from 3 states..they were still freindly but dissmissed me as being less then serius..mostly cause tey wanted to take over our entire block and make it a church parking lot
Amber-Dawn Andersen
@Amber-Dawn Andersen
01/06/10 01:41:31AM
14 posts

dreads and jobs


dreads jobs employment issues

I work as a bartender,sounds like the ideal job for a dready, right? No, not here were i live!!! I am also the Founder and Director of an Artists Cooperative and Creative Community Center. There I am respected for the things I do, my hair is not "THE" issue. I like to know people by their works, and if I should be "judged", I should hope that it would be for the things I have done here in my community. I actually take more crap from the bar owners I work for than I do the bankers, community leaders and politicians here in my community that I have to deal with every day! I guess what I am trying to say is, be the most effective, kind, loving and honest person you can be, the rest will follow...
Amber-Dawn Andersen
@Amber-Dawn Andersen
12/27/09 11:33:11PM
14 posts

dreadlock styling tips


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

you are rainbows :) i love Dirty Momma!!!keep up the love...soaringeagle said:
not me ..my awesome freind dirty momma

Photobucket

Photobucket

dirty momma was the 1st 1 to reacte and founded rema/arrr

so u can see shes definately a special one
Amber-Dawn Andersen
@Amber-Dawn Andersen
12/27/09 10:16:33PM
14 posts

Has having dreads changed your life too?


Life Issues Facing Dreads

It's kind of crazy that hair could make such a huge impact on people? I guess it's always been this way though. In the 50s & 60s, long hair was weird!!Dustan Snow said:
Yes big time. I actually feel like me with dreads

updated by @Amber-Dawn Andersen: 07/23/15 06:57:40PM
Amber-Dawn Andersen
@Amber-Dawn Andersen
12/26/09 11:17:58AM
14 posts

Has having dreads changed your life too?


Life Issues Facing Dreads

So I have to tell you about something that happened to me the other day, i thought was kind of humorous... I'm walking through the store, this young guy comes right up in my face and says, " i love your dreads"! Then he just stood there, staring at me for what seemed like 30 mins!!! I'm not sure what he expected as a response from me, but all I could seem to say was "thanks", and I moved very slowly out the opposite side of our isle.... I find peoples response to my hair pretty amusing, most of the time, but some times, it can be a bit WEIRD! I too love my dreads, and seriously, I can't even picture myself without them anymore! I love the free and easy life they allow me, I love being able to just get up and go!!!And you know, I love letting people expect a little less from me, then they are always amazed by anything half assed intelligent I have to say!LOLsoaringeagle said:
hahaha i swore off deoderant ayt 15 (vegatarians dont need it anyway) and underwear at the same time..also..umbrellas too
i think i surprise ppl when i can have a conversation without drifyting off into mysticism

justn said:
i agree with all, and i might add that

a) i can now easily get away with never wearing deodorant [unnatural, unnecessary, and b.o. is ironically supposed to be one hell of an aphrodisiac.. imagine that]. people just expect it, they expect me to be some crazy hippie who wouldnt deodorize; i guess i kinda am :D i mean i could drop acid before grocery shopping and my state of mind would most likely not surprise very many. but of course i'd never go grocery shopping on lsd, yikes. baha

b) the level of expectation i have from strangers, employers, sometimes even friends, and sometimes even FAMILY has definitely dropped due to the raaaaadical dreadlock hairstyle. this has actually worked to my advantage - i walk into an interview and initially the employer thinks 'uh oh.. he's either nuts or incompetent.' so long as i can prove myself to be a decently intelligent individual they're immediately impressed, i've already exceeded their expectations!

i love my dreads. always did. once and awhile i have dreams of them being cut off.. i always wake up panting with my hands on my head, followed by a sigh of relief when i find they're still up there.
Amber-Dawn Andersen
@Amber-Dawn Andersen
12/26/09 12:08:23AM
14 posts

Has having dreads changed your life too?


Life Issues Facing Dreads

Right on! That's what I'm talkin' 'bout :)dreadyEm said:
yes, they definately changed my life too for the better all the way.
they set me free :D i feel like i can finally just be myself and if anyone doesnt like it then too bad lol
Amber-Dawn Andersen
@Amber-Dawn Andersen
12/26/09 12:02:20AM
14 posts

Has having dreads changed your life too?


Life Issues Facing Dreads

I guess maybe it is more a change within myself. I feel more confident, more self reliant due to the fact that I now know, I stand alone. How much that really has to do with my hair style parse, I do not know. I am sure that the feelings of confidence give me strength, and if in my hair that was born, than to my hair, I am grateful!GratefulNick said:
I like these questions, it brings up alot of other questions. It's odd to think that some one would be so changed by a hairstyle/lifestyle. It's kind of like if you cut your dreads your still the same person, but you would be left with all these thoughts of how people used to percieve you and treat you differently cause you are considered a "regular haired proper person".
But they have changed my life like you said ,to strangers I'm a even weirder stranger. A few people treat me differently but I'd like to think that would of just happened any way since friends grow up and have priorities, and it's all just a growing up and I always be growing in some way. I drank a lil
Amber-Dawn Andersen
@Amber-Dawn Andersen
12/25/09 11:34:31AM
14 posts

Has having dreads changed your life too?


Life Issues Facing Dreads

So, I took 20 some years to finally "do" my dreads, I am very happy with my decision, I wouldn't live the rest of my life without them now, they are a part of who I am!Now after just three short months, I notice things that I never did before... I am less tolerant of certain attitudes, more apt to care for those without someone to care for them, I am quieter and more to the point. I feel the eyes of strangers looking at me when I walk in somewhere and I realize that I am "different", I guess always knew I was, but now so does every one else! These, of course, are just a few of the changes I have noticed in myself. I was wondering how life has changed for some of you? Do you notice changes in the way you think, behave, see others? Has anyone in your life begun to treat you any different? Do you treat anyone any different? Just wondering.....
updated by @Amber-Dawn Andersen: 02/14/15 10:14:12AM
Amber-Dawn Andersen
@Amber-Dawn Andersen
12/15/09 04:52:17PM
14 posts

lock love from unlocked people


Dread Maintenance

RIGHT!!!OMG it feels SOOOOO good to have my scalp rubbed! Almost makes me weak at the knees bro :)J@cque said:
omg! i want some1 to play with mine! lmfao
Amber-Dawn Andersen
@Amber-Dawn Andersen
12/15/09 04:32:26PM
14 posts

R.Emmel: 1) introduction, 2) questions on starting, 3)concerns about dogma


Introduce Yourself

Hello new friend! My name is Amber Dawn, and I am fairly new to dreads as well, I started mine late in September of this year. I have to say that I noticed a lot of negativity in some of the members here as well. I will follow that thought by saying, I have received some GREAT and VERY helpful information here too! I guess no matter where one looks, there is bound to be both good and bad, follow your heart my friend, you sound like a very insightful young man! As far as dread care, a great girl here on this sight gave me great advise, "just embrace the craziness"!!!! Good luck, enjoy and much respect to ya...
updated by @Amber-Dawn Andersen: 07/23/15 06:57:41PM
1  
Contact Form