What does carefree mean?
The urban dictionary describes it as
“Black girls that do not try to fit into eurocentric beauty standards. They are wholly comfortable with their blackness and love their melanin”
It goes further by giving us an example of a girl with flowers in her hair. The image of a carefree black girl seems to be a person who doesn’t wear weaves, drinks green juice, and doesn’t wear a lot of make-up.
This isn’t me.
The poster image for the carefree black girl doesn’t actually represent all the different types. Understand that a carefree Blk girl comes in all shapes, sizes and styles. They are the ones with 22 inch weaves, hoop earrings and their silk scarves. They are the ones who wear braids in the winter and their natural/ un-processed hair in the summer. They are the ones who can go from weaves to braids and wear their hair in all different unique ways.
Carefree is a state of mind not an image. As I continue my journey to achieve this state I have a strong urge to create a series of the different types of carefree people.