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My adventure so far...

For once in my life, I never thought I'd see the day that I would admit to saying that I like to write. I have always felt embarrassed by grammar and the product of writing and always lacked the self-confidence to write. That is until I started this class and wrote my research paper on the topic of the Crown Act. This started to become fun for me since I have a deep interest in this topic and I can relate to it.

As I am writing my paper, I feel like I am a sponge that is soaking up so much information. I am discovering facts that I have never known. Never knew that the term dreadlocks stemmed back to African History. African leaders would dread their hair on purpose to imitate a lion's mane to set Dread or fear in others to obtain dominance. This was so interesting to me because I just thought this term was created by American history. It was really cool to learn this fun fact about dreadlocks.

In addition to learning where dreadlocks stem from, I was able to provide enough research to discover a trend of how black hair has transitioned throughout generations. Black hair meant so much at the beginning of time. Where many black men and women feel compelled to style their hair to meet "professional standards" in the workplace. This really makes me sad. That black hair is something that is looked upon as unprofessional. When black hair or multicultural hair is something people are born with. Why society cannot accept this?

I am learning so much by conducting my own research. And I feel proud of the work that I have done so far. I feel like I have grown so much as a writer.

My Adventure so far... © 2022 by Erika Flory is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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