Leaving the camera store, the 12-year old sported a layered-leather jacket over top of her black shirt and skirt. She finished off her look with her boots and a patterned head-piece. Meanwhile the Hawthorne actress stood out in a bright orange top with patterned leggings as she shopped that afternoon.
The Whip My Hair singer has always had support from her father Will Smith and her mom about feeling free to do what she wants with her body and hair.
Jada talked about her parenting choices for her little girl.
“This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete. The question why I would let Willow cut her hair. First the ‘let’ must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are her domain.”
“Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair,” Jada continues. “It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the right to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires.”
Even Willow herself spoke up for herself via her 2012 single I Am Me.
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“Days pass I’m trying to find who I really am. I’ve been looking people don’t like the way I dress. I dyed my hair and it’s not just vanity. Your validation is not that important to me.”