Gem From My Friend…
The beautiful, courageous, selfless soul:
As women of color, even as children, our hair has served as an important component of our emerging womanhood, beauty, and culture. In The Big Chop, Alonna transparently shares having always reverenced her voluminous and show stopping mane as her greatest gift, while neglecting some of the other external and internal qualities she had to offer that were just as beautiful.
As an avid makeup lover, and hustler & bustler in the media/film industry, Alonna knows what it’s like to have or not have the most desirable physical characteristics according to society’s standards and what it deems as most appropriate for the limelight. Travel with Alonna as she foregoes her journey of self-love and discovery, while stripping herself of the feature she assumed to be her most beautiful asset.