As you know I receive emails on the regular basis, well here is my 1st hate mail! Hey, the old saying goes, "You can't please everybody!" At one point I reached out to a beautiful young lady who I thought embodied the beauty of what we are trying to highlight here at On the Road to Queendom. I knew the young lady did not have locs, but I wanted to feature her as my Loc'd Beauty of the Week because she was natural. Still, I have to be true to what I am doing here. Although she is a beautiful girl, the point of this blog is to educate, uplift, and praise women of color who have locs. So, I had to think of another way to celebrate her natural beauty instead of making her the Loc'd Beauty of the Week. Well, before I had the chance to brainstorm and figure out how to feature her I received this below:
Dear Writing Addict,
I just wanted to let you know that you are not a woman of your word and your dividing the black people giving people with locs the praise ....what about the people that dont have locs with Martin Luther King and Rosa marched for freedom for this country yet people like you follow behind others because of looks thank you but no thank you!. I dont know where you are from ,but my mom was raise in Selma where
have a pleasent day!
So sad right? So sad she felt the need to reach out to me in such a negative manner when I only reached out to her to celebrate her beauty, and give her a little shine. I am not paid to do this, so everything here is under my discretion. I hate that the young lady feels I am dividing sisters when I just blogged about us not doing this. So sad that she is in such a desperate need for exposure or feels she is so deserving of some shine that she had to belittle me, and what I am doing.
Again, you can't please everybody. So, again readers as my blog description says above this is a loc site, and even though we celebrate all natural beauties, this is dedicated to loc wearers. You see ladies who do not don locs get exposure all day everyday; so don't be mad at me because I chose to take some action and celebrate my loc'd beauties. Simply put, I put others before you because honestly others fit what we are representing here at On the Road to Queendom. So its not to discredit you, put you down, or take anything from your mothers' marching (not sure why that was even mentioned) but this is my blog and I choose to celebrate natural beauties with locs I'm sorry you choose to let this upset you. You are not a loc wearer, so keep pushing on and just skip this site okay sweetie?
Thank you & be blessed!