What “Menopause Afro” means to Minky:
My hair looks like the tops of the trees blowing in the summer wind…
Today, I’m at a time and place in my life when I can say, thank God for my curly hair!!! I used to didn’t like my curly hair. It was too hard to manage. I did everything to straighten it. Hot combs, relaxers, blow outs, curling irons, etc. Today I am thankful for it… my curly hair, naturally curly hair.
When your hair starts thinning… Like mine did…
Natural never felt so good…
I didn’t have locks of hair to start with or ever…
So, over a year or so period, I let my naturally curly hair grow in and had to
“chop” part of other parts of my hair because of hair breakage and uneveness from previous relaxers… you know what I mean…
Some people aren’t there yet. And they buy their hair. Good for them.
Maybe in the future, I’ll buy some hair. It always comes down to finances and priorities, right. AND motivation.
I know people who won’t pay a utility bill because they have to get their hair done. Finances and priorities. The motivation being getting what you want. You WANT hair, nice hair, first and foremost.
I, my friend, can cover my thinning hair with my natural curls for free and, this is a “BIG AND”… my hair is actually growing back better with these natural products I have been using. No more breakage! I love it!
Just a moment of “no shame” here.
Hey, do what you want that makes you feel attractive… just don’t get upset if other people don’t like it…
Do what makes you feel good.
You know I get all the exterior beauty shit. I still and probably always will wear some kind of makeup when leaving the house.
Here’s a quick story >>> Fun Story Short >>>
I was in a beauty pageant in New Jersey.
The Mrs. N.J. Pageant
Talk about epitome of shallowness and “beauty is skin deep” at it’s finest amongst Jersey’s finest married women. Look, I just did it cause I could.
No, I didn’t win. But I didn’t get last either.
(One day I’ll tell you about the “Mrs. Congeniality” story. Remind me.)
Learned a lot about body parts and creating illusions and deception.
But they were all pretty cool with me because they knew
I had no chance of winning.
Seeing them in action was priceless.
I still have my contestant/pageant photos.
…And my divorce decree. (A Mrs. NJ Pageant)
Nothing lasts forever…
It’s things don’t move and change they die.
So let’s celebrate something about our ever changing body…
Mine is… “Menopause Afro”…
… And it is a metaphor for contestants, you (on the Fun Story Short game show) that represents something that’s changed on your body (outside) that you’ve come to accept and found some good use for it over time. We want you to name it/own it.
There’s my above story as an example,
but other examples of a fun telling story could be:
The tramp stamp you got in 2004, becomes part of a story. It’s something you did on a dare when you first tried tequila shots… (Did you just hear? The agave in tequila is good for your bones!)
How the sound/stiffness of your joints & bones from running, playing sports, etc., make you a better weather man than your local meteorologist.
You had to go to the emergency room because the large pin you use to close your fancy pants together, just popped open after you sat down after eating lunch and jabbed you in your menopause gut! You now see blood and are now feeling faint.
After awakening in the E.R. with no pants on…
… You will only wear
stretch yoga pants from now on.
OR you could resolve to lose weight for GOOD (again) & fitting into the clothes you already have and never have to wear a “pin” to hold you pants together again!
Or you could just wear the
stretch yoga pants forever.
Yoga pants are quite versatile!
Whatever your choice we’re here to help you turn that frown upside down by you finding and being thankful for your “menopause afro”! (Men can have a “menopause afro” too! Should I dare say it?… MANopause. Ugh.)
So remember, “menopause afro” is a metaphor for that “change in your body” that first you regretted but now you are thankful for.
Menopause Afro is going to be one (1) of six (6) categories in the Fun Story Short game show.
Were still putting it all together. Your welcome to eavesdrop in on The Nobody’s Listening Show for our creation & planning sessions of the game show.
Mondays, 8:30pm EST.
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