There has been a debate online about wearing bonnets in public for weeks now and we finally got a decent response out of this. Now I personally try not to judge, so I’m going to leave that for comedianne Monique to do. She was highly perturbed about the eyefull of bonnets and slippers she saw at the airport and felt she just had to hop on the gram to share her dismay.
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“As we began to walk through the airport,” Monique said, I saw so many – actually too many to count and too many for me to tap – but, I saw so many of our young sistas in head bonnets, scarves, slippers, pajamas, blankets wrapped around them…and this is how they are showing up to the airport.”
She went on to say, “And the question I am having to you, my sweet babies – when did we lose pride in representing ourselves? When did we step away from let me make sure I’m presentable when I leave my home? Let me make sure I’m representing the family I created so that if I’m out in the street I look like I have pride in myself.”
Now I said I wouldn’t judge but I can’t hold this in. People are busy, I get it but at the same time, remember that song by Jazmine Sullivan where she said she keeps mascara in her pocket because she’s gotta stay on… because there’s always someone who wants your spot? What happened to that? We’re all representatives of ourselves, our families, race, gender etc. everytime we go outside and unfortunately, the rule of having to be twice as good applies with attire as well because we will be judged twice as hard. Sorry ladies, she’s got a point. Fight me.