Black and African-American Quotes

Whatever you do, you’re going to do it at your pace and however it is that you do it. It’s going to be different from how anybody else does it and that’s enough. That’s all it has to be.

Tatyana Ali

Tatyana Ali on accepting your differences and journey

Source: New Pittsburgh Courier, 2015

When I graduated secondary school, what I really wanted to do was go straight to the hair salon and get my relaxer, so my hair would be straight. Then I came to the U.S., and ... I couldn't afford to get a relaxer at a hair salon here because I thought it was just needlessly expensive. So I went to the drugstore and bought the relaxer kit and decided to do it myself, which didn't end well. Having then a scalp with really bad burns, I suddenly thought, 'Why am I even doing this?' And that's when I stopped using relaxers. And it took a while to accept my hair for the way that it grows from my head.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie