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What is Transitioning?

Transitioning: 20 Months

Two years ago, when I began transitioning, the definition of the word “transitioning” was completely different then what it’s grown to mean today.

Back then, transitioning was the process of growing one’s relaxer out, either for a short or long term. I chose the long term route; will be two years on June 30th.

Currently, I’ve seen it from many different perspectives. The filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa presented an Op-Doc on black women’s decision to embrace their naturally kinky hair, rather than use chemical straighteners for the NY Times. In this awesome short documentary, Zina big chops (BC) and shares the mental aftermath.