Do you ever feel judged for how you wear your hair? If so, by whom?
“When I lived and worked in Central Pennsylvania several years ago, I noticed when I wore my hair relaxed my non-ethnic counter parts seemed to be more accepting or more willing to offer complimentary statements on my hair. Whereas, when I would wear styles such as braids I could tell they weren't sure how to react other than wanting to touch my hair. I now live and work in Philadelphia and I don't feel my hair is being judged because the style I am wearing (sisterlocks) is worn by many women of color so it doesn't seem to be a "thing" but very common. I find myself getting compliments by strangers on how they like my hair and people asking "Are those sisterlocks?" I proudly say YES.”
What is your biggest achievement to date?
“My biggest academic achievement to date would be obtaining my MBA while working a full-time job and performing community service. My biggest professional achievement to date would be leaving a job where I had 15 years of service to move to another City without having any family or friends and starting a new career.”
Do your ever feel that you have to hide your achievements?
“In my current role as an Executive I do not feel the need to suppress my achievements as they lend to the creditability as to why I have the job.”