The Not-So-Natural Natural

Diamond Stylz

My natural hair video was feature on Curl Nikki site and Racialicious . All I have to say is  WOW. Thank you all so much for showing me love. I am always nervous talking about natural hair as a transgender woman because …um natural..aka what I was born with…. isnt really my forte…lol… if you catch my drift. When I go out in the world, the public doesn’t see the transgender adjective. When they see me, they just see a Black woman.  Outside of the genitalia which people don’t see of course, I have most of the characteristics of a black woman: ample booty, hips, thighs. kinky hair, full lips and a little attitude…lol. So with all that I do have some insight on the overall experience (especially in aesthetically) with being a Black woman. I too had a mother that instilled specific beauty principles about skin color, good hair, bad hair, perms, and the nappy head girls up the street. I had to endured the burn of S curls and other texturizers to get my hair to do what my mom felt was acceptable and attractive.  I alway thought the community aka the Black girls would discount what I had to say based on what I am. I was already light skin, which for some reason take away from my Blackness in some folks perspective. So now I want to talk about natural hair? Oh No! In my experience, the “sistas” are not the most accepting bunch of women (except when it comes to what they will accept from deadbeat men but hey that another blog post). Which is ironic because the “sistas” have been the most misrepresented and put down group throughout history. Then all the back and forth about black hair in the natural community is dumbfounding. Why is hair so divisive? Are there more things to worry about like unemployment, aids, and education. The politic of hair should be trivial and diverse. Nevertheless, It was so surprising to see the positive comments without negative innuendos that usually come. So I want to thank you all so much for appreciating my experiences in my natural journey.

About Diamond Stylz

Diamond Stylz is a transgender producer/activist/public speaker. She is the host of Marsha's Plate Podcast and the Exe Dir of Black trans Women Inc.From sharing her sultry voice in song, thought leaderships on trans womanist issues,and commentary on life and current events, she will capture your heart.
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9 Responses to The Not-So-Natural Natural

  1. afghanant says:

    I’m in love with your blog.


  2. datGurl! says:

    Diamond your are beautiful!! This is my third time comin’ to your spot and it was this time that I saw you are transgender. Baby you got it goin’ on! And each time I came here , I enjoyed what Ifound. I -of course- have added you to my blog roll.

    I bet your a lot of fun in real life.

    Continue to ‘do you’ boo!~


  3. adamson says:

    I liked the video 😀

    But I’ve noticed that I get more attention now from guys… a LOT more. It’s probably because I’m more confident about myself, now, though. lol

    Take care 🙂


    • diamondstylz says:

      yea you may be right…im confident either was so mine my be solely based on aesthetics……but thanks for watching love make sur eyou subscribe even if you dont watch….lol


      • adamson says:

        Guys can be so… blah… sometimes. I don’t get attention from the guys that girls typically are into. Usually the sensitive type, but I like that, haha


  4. Monica says:

    I saw your video thru CurlyNikki’s site and agreed with and loved it. I was only sorr you don’t have our own hair channel. 🙂


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