Jada Pinkett Smith on ‘Letting’ Her Daughter Willow Cut Her Hair


Colorlines has a great blog up about a facebook post Jada Pinkett Smith made in response to questions about why she let her daughter Willow cut her hair.

An excerpt:

The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair.

Read the rest here.

What do you think?


Vanessa Wright