I’ve been natural since ’94, before You Tube tutorials, before the thousands of web sites geared towards natural hair and even before there were a quarter of a billion products (most of which aren’t natural) hit the market. I’ve seen and heard every word of advice given to women before they’ve done the ‘big chop’ after they’ve done the ‘big chop’. I’ve seen people ‘teach’ others on how to maintain their natural hair and everything thing else under the sun pertaining to natural hair.
When I’ve thought I’ve seen and heard it all, I notice my friend “RyceJuanton” tweet this:
So being the
nosy inquisitive person that I am, I did the first thing that came to my mind…I headed to the good ole Google. That’s when I sat in my office and couldn’t help but to literally Laugh Out Loud. Well I’ll be damned, there is now a “sorority” (I use the term lightly) called Pi Nappa Kappa. I’m going to assume the “Nappa” is a play on “Nappy”, but to me the whole concept is a play on stupid.
So I’m going to assume this is where the
nappier holier than though Natural Hair Nazis, pledge their nappiness. According to their “pledge” site, it states:
Pi Nappa Kappa Natural Hair Sorority is dedicated to the advancement of natural hair knowledge, preservation and the development of integrity.
In order to thrive and excel, this natural hair community must preserve the freedom of thought and expression of all its members. A culture of respect that honors the rights, safety, dignity and worth of every individual is essential to preserve such freedom.
By choosing to be members of this natural hair sorority, we pledge our respect for the standards of the
Sorority and for the rights and well-being of all its natural members.
As a member of the Pi Nappa Kappa Natural Hair Sorority, I pledge that:
1. I am a smart, special, valuable person!
2. I respect myself and I respect others.
3. My words and actions are kind and honest.
4. I will respect the dignity and essential worth of all individuals.
5.I will promote the diversity of opinions, ideas, hairstyles and backgrounds which is the lifeblood of the sorority.
6. I will promote a culture of respect throughout the natural hair community.
7. I will not tolerate bigotry, discrimination, violence, or intimidation of any kind.
8. I will practice personal integrity and expect it from others.
9. I will always be proud of my natural born hair.
10. I accept only my best in all I do.
I am PROUD to be ME!
Seriously, is there a Relaxer/Chemically treated sorority out there also?
I have tons of friends, well just about all of them, that have been natural for decades, and never have I heard of such craziness. Sure, be proud of your natural hair, exalt in it as a matter of fact because it can be a beautiful thing, but…
…and this is a big BUT….
Isn’t it a bit much to create a “sorority“?
Imagine if it was a real sorority, what would their intake process consist of?
Coming up with the best natural hair products? Making the best two strand twist out? Reciting the ingredients to a jar of relaxer?
Will there be a comb test? If your hair can get through a fine tough comb, will you not be allowed?
Anyways, I’ll just sit around and wait for the “Lye Phi Lye” sorority to pop up, just so those that live for the creamy crack can have something to call their own as well, why should the “naturalistas” at Pi Nappa Kappa- The Natural Hair Sorority have all the fun?
* Before all of yall happy to be nappy nazis get your panties in a bunch and get ready to type 100wpm in the comment section..you’ve missed the 48hr comment period..no new ones will be approved *