Diana Opoti is the groundbreaking fashion consultant behind “100 Days of African Fashion,” a campaign which aims to promote and provide access to African fashion brands. Recently, she took to Instagram to share her new beginning of embracing her natural hair, and this is what she had to say:
For five years I’ve hidden my natural hair under extensions which I’d wear for 6-8 weeks at a time…undo, treat, and redo. The extensions added to my beauty (I thought). The length I imagined gave me a more feminine…or acceptable look for someone in fashion. Looking at the world today, children and younger women growing up I realize identity is much more than conforming to the world. It is accepting who you are, learning and connecting with yourself in such an intimate way — not for the others…but for yourself…so now my journey begins.