It was not until I had my locks that I realized how much my hair dictated my own self image, attitude, culture and style. I never realized how I hid behind hair and how freeing it was to cut it all off. As hair focused as this and so many blogs are, and yes we should be proud of our crown and love it, our hair is just a tiny portion of who we are. The beauty that we are capable of in this world as we prepare for the next, is so much larger and more integral.