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I love the mask. That's hilarious
I found a link to the US Census a while ago and posted it on one thread. I don't have time right now, cause I have to go to school in a minute, but one of the boxes you can check for religious preference is "Spiritualist". If the Government recognizes spirituality as a religion on their census, that should be all you need to argue your case. Spiritualist don't always have spiritual leaders. Eagle does have some friends you could ask, but you shouldn't even need to go that far. Print out a copy of the census info, and you should be golden. I'll look for that link when I get home and try to post it again
I agree. I hear it all the time from members that once they embraced the messy stages, they started to love to look in the mirror and see all of the new loops and bumps they could find.
My locks are old now. I do have a few new babies forming on top of my head, but I don't have that whole head of messy tangled hair anymore. Once in a while, when I check out new heads pics, I get sentimental and kind of miss that phase
Oh, that's a good idea. See if they'll let you just set up a camera and make a video of your presentation. Or better yet, a live chat would be cool. I'd be interested in participating in it too. You could let them know that major universities do it. Why shouldn't they let you
I never blame the stylist for that same reason. but I agree they should keep furthering their education. I'm glad you did, and not only for yourself, but for your peers. I am a science major. So I know the value of continuing education.
I don't even blame the people who go to stylists. I just try to educate them on the damage most salons do. If they choose to continue to use wax, I don't write them off. It is their choice. I still love locks that have been waxed. They still look cool to me.
Maybe you could go back to your school and show your teachers this forum. Don't just help your peers, help the future stylists as well. If you old teachers get the right information, they will hopefully teach it to their next students.
I am aware that some people grow locks as a style and don't think of them as anything more than that. That's OK with me. I just don't like it when they, then, start to claim it's a spiritual practice in order to not cut them for jobs. If it's not spiritual, don't claim it is. That ruins dreadlocks reputation for those of us who do find a spiritual connection with our hair