Resistance is the refusal to comply with something or to attempt to prevent it. Resistance is important because it creates a more realistic theme.Resistance is demonstrated in everyday life by people proving wrong stereotypes. Ways we resist is doing things that we are labeled not to typically do for example the way we wear our hair, dress, and the way we talk. I hope that in my poems you as well as other reader become more open minded to what is currently going on around you and in society in general. In my poem “My Crown & Glory” I talk about what I've experienced through life with having such uncontrollable hair. Growing up with thick hair it was always a struggle with either not sitting still because I was so tender headed, or not being able to have a certain hairstyle because of the texture, and just feeling so fed up to the point I wanted to cut it. In my poem when I say “ This hair can't be tamed. It doesn't like to be tied up. This hair has never been controlled.” That shows me going against every time I was ever told to put my hair up or to move because my hair was in the way. In this particular poem I wanted to not only show how I overcame my stereotype but to also show anyone who is dealing with
similar issues that it's ok to have big hair and embrace the true you.
My Crown & Glory
By: Aniyah Robinson
This hair is unpredictable
It needs a normal temperature
to stay calm. It doesn’t fit into small hats.
This hair can’t be tamed.
It doesn’t like to be tied up.
This hair has never been controlled,
it does what it wants to do
it goes where it wants to go.
It is flexible like my schedule.
Filled with small elastics.
I have known it to break my fall and
Protect me from people in disguise.