1st 15 years my mom mentioned cutting in every single convo we had. every glance in her diection was met with her fingers immediately making scissor/cutting motions..
"im embarrassed to be sen with you" so was left out of alot..
note..only my mom nobody else ever cared 1 bit
actualy some cousins an suc were real supportive despite being way mor e conservative
that was the 1st 15 years then she "had to be seen with me" as the family went out xmass shopping together at the mall
because im a bit faster they were always walking beghin, not with me.. so saw a constant "i love your hair" 'woe awesome dreads' comments, then 15 old women, like intheir 80s all surround me saying they never saw anyting so beautiful
my mom never once suggested cutting again'
in facft, i got a tam for xmss that year
she later started telling other dreadies about my dreads (while sailin around the caribean)
now shes always signing petitions against read decrimination, forwarding articles about it saying how wrong it is'
its just a matter of them seeing it as something to be proud of not ashamed of
they will someday
32 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 12 feet long
also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities