Thursday, October 21, 2010

Be the change you want to see in the world!!!

*Please pause the music player to your right before watching*

Mahatma Gandhi said a mouthful, didn't he???  And there's NOTHING like the love a parent has for their child to inspire one to do just that!!!  I can speak from experience and so can Joseph Mazzarino, puppeteer and Sesame Street writer.  Joseph and his wife adopted a little girl from Ethiopia. For me, this isn't about a white father and his black daughter.  This story is about a father's unconditional love for his child and his charge to make her emotional world a safer place.

 I thoroughly enjoyed watching this interview and hearing his sensitivity to his child's needs, it warmed my heart. And y'all know how I feel about the kids loving their natural hair!

As an aside... 
I know that there are some people who are complaining about his song/video. Some have gone as far as to accuse this father of taking the puppet from wearing her afro in the beginning to wearing extensions at the end where she has long braids.    CLEARLY the persons who are saying this do not wear their hair in its natural state or such foolishness would not have been uttered. SHRINKAGE is real, we all know. How many of you have seen the beautiful Little Miss A. from ? Do you see how long her braids and twists are in comparison to her hair in its shrunken state?? - while GORGEOUS all the while!


People...we need to do better than the comments we are making in regard to a man, who's only "crime" is working to ensure that his child's self-esteem does not suffer at the hands of society's ignorance.

As a parent who's natural hair journey began from a similar place, as the one which sparked Joseph's actions,  I applaud and thank him whole heartedly!



  1. I don't read most comments people make because most of them are uninformed or ignorant and just make me angry.

  2. Hey RTGL, I know just what you mean. It's unfortunate when people chose to comment on and/or offer their opinion as "fact" when they are uninformed on matters. I'm glad you stopped by to share your thoughts with me, I really appreciate it!!