So in lieu of this drastic change from black to blonde I have been receiving all types of looks and stares.. More than normally. All positive of course… From people telling me I am beautiful to people asking me what I am mixed with… To touch on the subject of me being mixed I am not.. I am 100% African American.. Of course throughout my lineage I do have Black Foot Indian and Cherokee spread throughout my roots but for the most part I’m black. Upon this new venture I have had a number of people not accept the fact that I am just a regular black girl. It’s as if I have to be something exotic and “beautiful black girls” are non existent or famous.
Person: “Wow your gorgeous”
Me: Thank you
Person: If you don’t mind me asking what are you ?
(SideNote : as if I’m an alien species lol)
Me: Just a regular black girl
Person: Are you sure you not like Eritrean or Ethiopian or something like in your family…
Me: No. Why do I have to be Eritrean or Ethiopian to be beautiful ?
Person: You don’t just where I am from those are the girls that are beautiful. I don’t mean to offend you I just didn’t know black girls could look like you.
After this conversation I was confused as to where this person was from… So I just said I appreciated the complement and went about my day.
Person: OMG you are so pretty
Me: Thank you
Person: So what are you ?
Person: Whaattt ? No way… you can tell me what you are I won’t tell anyone…
(SideNote: Now I am a secret race that only a select few know about ? )
Me: I’m just a normal Black girl
Person staring at me in confusion: No.. psh .. No.. Come on tell me..
Me: Ok. but you can’t tell anyone … I’m an aborigine..
Person: I knew it ! Wait what is that..
Me: Me Google it. (Walks away laughing)
There are more interactions like this but those where two I thought to share. So Now let’s get to question of the Day !
So I took to my social Networking account to see the type of reactions I would get and here they are below.. A Few of my followers may want to brace themselves …(You know who you are lol) A few people answered the question asked and others… welll….. you’ll see.
Sam H. : You’re absolutely beautiful
Fred N: I think so
Mike S. : Sexy
Joel D.: Cute
Tom B: Don’t Know
John P: Some Do
Duane K. : Yes
Bruce M.: If they want to
Alvaro A.: Wow your are so cute !
Ash H.: Bet you Do 😉
Bobby R.: Not always
Mike J.: Ur Black
Thomas T.: yes … I had 10 Blondes to 1 Brunette
Shelia S. : No lol
Andrew P: Not when there black
Tracey C.: I think So
Jonathan T. : You ain’t no white girl your a fake blonde you a clown (I will touch on this guy in a second)
Lane F.: No
Oscar M.: Sure
Vinod B.: Looks Like That
K S. : I don’t think so. Are you fun ?
So as you can see the response range from people answering to the question to not answering the question… Now for the people who did not answer the question and decided to look at color… lmao
Jonathan T: You ain’t no white girl your a fake blonde you a clown
Me: Lmao…I feel sorry for you and your perception on life…
Jonathan T: I’m good baby I’m 100% authentic you need to feel Srry for yourself lmao tryna be a white girl and shit it’s not working
>Me: If you say so.. Lol I find it completely hilarious that you think “I’m trying to be white”… I would think in this day and age that thought process of one race trying to another would be dead and gone…. I assume with your way of thinking when a white girl tans she is trying to be black or of darker complexion because they understand the value… Lmao perfect sense … And a history lesson for you there are African Americans who are naturally blonde … The aborigine people are born blonde hair blue eyes.. I suppose these people are trying to white as well? Lmao
He never responded after that…
Mike J Conversation:
>Mike J.:Ur black
Me: Lol your point ?
Mike J: Ur not a blonde lol
Me: Is blonde a race ?
Mike J: You are not a natural blonde right? Lol
Me: Being a natural blonde has nothing to do with the question lol
Mike J: Haha sure it does.
Me: It really doesn’t lol
Mike J: Do u like white guys or black guys?
Me: I find all races beautiful and to be honest hair color has nothing to do with the amount if fun you have ! Who you are as a person dictates the amount of fun you have. I think when people begin to look past race they will understand the true beauty in life and people. But I enjoyed this conversation and wish you the best in life ! Have an awesome day Mike
Mike J: Thank you! You do the same! And have fun with the blonde hair.
I didn’t even bother with Andrew P. , Just told him that his comment was sad lol
On the positive side I think the world is changing and that the percentage of those clinging onto race is slowly diminishing.. of course this is based on this one question I asked my audience. For those who answered with race they are now exposed to a different point of view on life and hopefully from that day forward that start to take people for who they are and not how they look.. That is my hugest pet peeve.. Judging books by their cover that is… Sometimes it doesn’t even have to do with race.. Someone once told I only hang around my friends because they are ugly and I want to make myself look good.. Boy did that person get a mouth full ! (This was back when Facebook had that honesty box and you could ask people questions anonymously.. lol…)
Sometimes I think I grew up in the wrong generation… I’m the Hippy of the family.. Love. Peace and Happiness.. I am very receptive to auras and diction (something you pick up as an introvert)… So when people come to me with statements ( or negative auras ) that have to do with appearance it saddens me. Those people will never understand what is like to live life and have fun because they are to busy associating stereotypes instead of looking at people for who they are as a person…
History Lesson !
For those of you interested on where this slogan came from
Clairol- Do Blondes Have more Fun ?
Clairol’s one-step home hair color was a breakthrough in the beauty industry, as was its advertising campaign. Clairol hired the advertising firm Foote, Cone & Belding, which assigned the account to a junior copywriter (Shirley Polykoff, the only female copywriter at the firm). Polykoff’s future mother-in-law inspired the “Does she…or doesn’t she?” slogan. After meeting Polykoff for the first time, she took her son aside and asked him about the true color of his girlfriend’s hair. “Does she color her hair, or doesn’t she?” the embarrassed Polykoff could imagine her mother-in-law-to-be asking. Although Polykoff did color her hair, the practice was not something to which women openly admitted during the Depression (when her future mother-in-law first asked the question). In 1956 (when Polykoff was assigned the Clairol campaign), hair dye was still considered something not used by genteel women.
To counter the stigma of hair color and create a wholesome, sentimental image for Clairol, early print ads—some of which were shot by fashion photographers Richard Avedon and Irving Penn—featured girl-next-door models accompanied by children with hair the same color. “Does she…or doesn’t she?” became an effective slogan: within six years 70 percent of all adult women were coloring their hair, and Clairol’s sales increased fourfold. In 1967, Polykoff was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame.
The company’s “If I’ve only one life to live, let me live it as a blonde” slogan was recorded for the ad campaign by actress Rosemary Rice. The company achieved notoriety in the late 1990s and early 2000s for its ads for Clairol Herbal Essences shampoo. Said as “a totally organic experience”, the ads often featured women washing their hair and making sounds similar to those of someone having an orgasm.
Polykoff delivered the knock out punch with “Is it true blondes have more fun?”