By Emily, 2009-11-30
today me and my dreads had a nasty encounter with velcro. it seemed pretty blogworthy to me haha.in gym class we were playing elimination and mats were set up around the gym like walls to hide behind. mats with velcro on the edges. im just minding my own business next to one of these mats when a guy comes to whip a ball at me. naturally i ducked in close to the stupid mat to avoid getting killed. of course half of my dreads get stuck to the velcro and i get pelted with the ball, tipping the mat over as it took my dreads with it. It hurt soooo bad this huge heavy thing pulling down on my hair! and it probably pulled out a hundred loose hairs :/ of course on the way down i yelled veeelllcrooo!! i have no idea why, but at least that made it a lot funnier haha.so long story short...tomorrow im wearin a tam! :P
By Emily, 2009-11-25
I was wondering how having dreadlocks has changed everyone. Personally I think I'm more accepting of other people and their differences since having dreads. Ive learned that what we're supposed to think is "pretty" or "normal" isn't what we should strive for. Our differences and willingness to show them is what truly makes us beautiful. I used to compare myself to other people and feel bad about the way i was, but now i know that being an individual is far more important than following the crowd and conforming to the norm. And I'm sure I'll learn a lot more in my dready years to come How has having dreads changed you??