Would you feel bad about yourself if your kids decided to grow locks? People would look at you like you're a bad mother who lets her kids do crazy things like that. But what your kids do to their appearance does not reflect you as a mother. They are just expressing themselves. The same rules should apply to you. What you do to your appearance should not reflect on you as a mother. You are just expressing yourself.
Sure, there will always be those few people who think you are nuts and that you must condone drug use and that lifestyle. But in reality, all locks reflect are you and your values. And no one can no your values unless they know you as a person.
So don't let others get you down. If they don't know you, and are not willing to try, they're not worth the attention. It's hard at first, but you will learn to ignore negativity and bigoted comments. Just keep it up and believe in yourself.
Congrats in finally finding the strength to lock up. It'll be great and I'm sure they'll look wonderful on you.
updated by @baba-fats: 07/27/15 11:22:25AM