I am a married african american mother of five living in Atlanta, by way of Detroit. My daughters are at the age wear their friends at school are wearing relaxers. I began my transition originally in May 09, but broke down and got a relaxer because I lacked the proper knowledge on transitioning and got a relaxer. I made the decision to go natural in November 2010 because I want my daughters to love the hair that God gave them. I want to show them that they don’t have to conform to the limits and trends of beauty displayed by society today. After one year of transitioning I did the big chop. Its a journey and sometimes a struggle but I cant look back.