I am not my hair

This week I stumbled across 'Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations' podcast.  Oprah Winfrey was an acclaimed talk show host. The Oprah Winfrey Show aired for 25 seasons from 1986 to 2011.  She founded the Oprah Winfrey Network in 2011 on which her daytime series SuperSoul Sunday is shown.  The show includes weekly conversations with top thinkers and inspiring speakers.

This month Oprah has released a personal selection of these interviews on her podcast Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations.  I've said before how much I love podcasts, and even Oprah's giving it a go, so there must be something to them!  

I listened to India.Arie (parts 1 and 2).  I wouldn't say that I was a huge fan of India.Arie but I do like her songs Video and I am not my hair.  Her lyrics are about worthiness and self-empowerment and she always comes across as a strong, not to be messed with woman.  So it was interesting to hear her talk openly about her struggles.  Her disappointment after being nominated for 7 Grammys yet winning none, her health issues and her path to the present.  I felt inspired and worthy afterwards.  If you need inspiration, it's definitely worth a listen.

I've had the lyrics to I am not my hair on replay in my head ever since.  It reminded me of all my struggles growing up and how much I hated my impossibly curly hair!  These days I don't mind the curls so much (except on really humid days!).  It's taken me a lifetime to learn that as India.Arie says 
I am not my hair
I am not this skin
I am the soul that lives within 

My hair through the years

Comments

Mr. Williams said…
Loving the baby pic :-)
Anonymous said…
Oh my, is that really you?

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