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#SupportThePuff - Natural Hair Petition

2,457 Signatures Goal: 1,000

The Bahamas; an island nation made up of 700 islands and cays with a diverse people and a rich history. In all of its beauty, it still carries the burdens of slavery and slave mentalities.

Black women through the course of history have been told that their hair is unworthy and were made to chemically straighten, hot comb or cover their kinky crowns. In order to be seen as beautiful, many women of African descent were told unapologetically that their hair was not beautiful in any other form.

In the year 2013, Natural hair has come back with a great resurgence, proving the nay-sayers wrong that it was indeed beautiful. Many young (and older) women can be seen sashaying the streets of New Providence and throughout The Commonwealth with their puffs, dread locks , curls and kinks, holding their head proudly to the rising sun. Fast forward to 2016 and students of a historic high school are being told that their natural hair is "unacceptable", "untidy", "unfit", "ugly".

This petition has been created in support of those students and we encourage you the potential voter to consider the damaging effects of telling our precious darlings that in the year 2016, their hair is not good enough to be worn naturally. Sign the petition today and remember to #SupportThePuff.

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February 19
Petition has reached 1000 signatures!
February 13
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    May 20, 2016
    May 20, 2016
    Natural hair is beautiful. Being natural is even better :-)
    Love yourself and not prented to be someone else.
  • Natalie Brewer
    Natalie Brewer United States, North Bergen
    May 19, 2016
    May 19, 2016
    I'm signing this petition in support of the natural hair styles. I think it's beautiful, and it's a freedom of expression.

    This principal is the one with the issues. She should be embracing this young lady's decision to be herself. To feel comfortable in her own skin, instead of using harmful chemicals on her beautiful natural afro.

    In closing , in my opinion noone should be punished for simply choosing to be natural. As long as it's not inappropriate then what's the problem. I'll say it again this principal is wrong. She doesn't have reasonable ground to punish this student based upon her own self hate .
  • Julian Footman
    Julian Footman United States, Fort Worth
    May 19, 2016
    May 19, 2016
    One of the first things that they came to fear about you was your hair.... My Strong Sistas and Brothas embrace your natural hair and wear it not only Proudly but Unapologetically for not only is it Beautiful it is a show of Power and Strength.... Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder now ask yourself Who made them the standard to which we base beauty and excellence? My people let's get back to being L.I.O.N.S..... LIVING IN OUR NATURAL STATE.......! Self Love and Race Preservation is not racist!!!!! Rock your natural hair it is what sets you apart from all others.... Me and mine will definitely #SUPPORT THE PUFF!!!!!
  • Frankia Saunders
    Frankia Saunders Bahamas, Nassau
    May 11, 2016
    May 11, 2016
    Love my natural hair
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