Yup, that’s right. It’s exactly what it sounds like. A sorority for natural hair. As of July 4, 2011(Afro Day) Pi Nappa Kappa was established “to provide a platform for natural hair women around the world to come together to discuss their natural hair and living lifestyles” as stated on their website. Like any other sororities they sorority colors, pink, turquoise blue, and chocolate brown, a sorority flower, the African violet, and even a hand sign. But most importantly founding principle “Self Love, Sisterly Love, Community Service, Teamwork and support for our ‘natural sisters’ around the world and to aide in their spiritual and personal growth as women of color. Pi Nappa Kappa Sorority’s ultimate is to be a 'universally-recognized' natural hair and natural living sorority for women of color.”
I’m all for the fellowship of curly girls all over the world but I don’t deem hair important enough to start a sorority over. I understand that natural hair can sometimes receive negative criticism but today in 2012 natural does not hold any body back. Maybe fifty years ago natural hair may have been viewed as improper, but today people are not being deny jobs or an education simply because of their hair.
Once again I will say I am all for the fellowship of curly girls all over the world but had there been a sorority for chemically straighten hair the naturally hair community would had cow!!!! Have women been deny membership to other sororities because of their natural hair? Are natural hair forums, blogs and you tube videos not enough? And am I late? Is everyone in the natural hair community over this?
Would you join this sorority or any other natural hair sorority? I still have questions so at this moment, I would not join this sorority or any other like this. Because although putting out a positive message, I still feel that it is forcing a division amongst women of color over some as trivial as hair. What are your thoughts about this? Would you join?