Real Beauty Moment: Swimming With Sharks

Real Beauty Moment

I feel like the way I look right now is probably contradictory to what I’m going to say.

I got my first perm when I was 8-years-old. It wasn’t my decision obviously because I didn’t know what a perm was. Where I grew up in Philadelphia the school I went to were all white and apparently I used to come home and put a sheet on my head. I don’t remember this, it’s what my dad told me. So because of that he decided to give me a perm at 8. It wasn’t until college when I started trying to explore, my own natural hair. I am still natural under this wig. That’s when I started to explore and try to learn my own texture. I had not idea what to do. I was getting so frustrated, but I got to a point where I was embracing it and I was only wearing my natural hair for a good 2 years when I was in college. I was nervous. Everyone saw me with wigs and weaves, then it’s like one day, ‘what happened?’ But I was like, who cares what people think. I like it. It’s my hair that I was born with. So I go back and forth. That was something I had to overcome and become more confident within myself because honestly I didn’t know if I was going to be pretty wearing my own hair.

Where I am in life

I’m currently going to Parsons. I graduate next year. I’m studying fashion marketing. I’ll be interning in Italy over the summer so hopefully when I graduate next year I’ll be offered an amazing position so we’ll see.

I’m adventurous

I’m very adventurous.   I’m an adrenaline junkie so there are some crazy things I want to cross off my list. One is being in shark tank. I heard you get in the shark tank and you’ll see the sharks around you and they’ll be swimming, so I’m hoping to cross that off my list before the summer is over.

Shavese Green

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