Having curly hair is a blessing and a curse. There have been many things that have been said to me over the years about my hair and I’ve never really know how to take them or I just get frustrated when people ask.
So, here is a list of things you may want to avoid saying to people with curly hair.
1. “You should straighten your hair more often.”
This one is beyond frustrating. I personally find it to be rude and a very backhanded compliment. I know people don’t mean it in a malicious way but it takes the cake for being the worst thing to say to someone with curly hair. I love my natural hair and I hope you like it too but, if you don’t, do not ask me to change mine because you may think I look better with my hair straight. It also takes me about 2 hours to get my hair fully straight and who has that kind of time nowadays.
2. “Are you going to brush your hair?”
No, because this is what’ll happen…
3. “How do you get your hair so curly?”
Honestly, it just happens. There is no magic trick (except washing it). You just wake up and sometimes it looks like a lion's mane and then other times you have a good hair day. If it's not a good hair day, just throw some water on it.
4. Is it naturally that curly?
I actually wake up 2 hours earlier than I need to so I am able to achieve this look.
5. Your hair is SO curly!
I never know if this is a compliment or not and yes I'm aware that it is very curly. It is on my head.
In October, Michigan will see two televised gubernatorial debates. The first will be hosted in Grand Rapids, and take place on October 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. The second will be hosted in Detroit, and take place on October 24, 2018 at 8 p.m.
As the victors of their respective parties in the August primaries, Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer will meet to debate critical issues, such as infrastructure, immigration, environmental concerns in the Great Lakes, and where the candidates stand on the controversial topic of recreational marijuana use and legalization.
For the voters looking to get a better understanding of each candidate's positions, both Schuette and Whitmer participated in primary debates that were broadcast leading up to the primaries. These debates are still accessible to the public on YouTube.
On May 9, the Attorney General toted his endorsement from President Trump, using it to land credit with a growing base within Michigan's Republican Party. Schuette swept the Republican primary with apparent ease in August, defeating Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley by a 2 to 1 margin.
At the Democratic gubernatorial debate on June 20, former Senator Gretchen Whitmer presented herself as a well-rehearsed candidate. She stressed the importance of rebuilding Michigan's roads, among other issues.
She went on to defeat Shri Thanedar—an entrepreneur, and Abdul El-Sayed—a former director of the Detroit Health Department, and favorite among the progressive wing of Michigan's Democratic Party.
Schuette and Whitmer shared the stage together briefly at the 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference, during the gubernatorial debate portion of the Detroit Regional Chamber 2018 PAC Reception.
Both the Attorney General and former Senator acknowledged other candidates within their parties, but used their speaking time to begin the age-old practice of political mud-slinging. It was clear that both were aware of each other's inevitable place as opponent for governor in November.
The Republican nominee accused his adversary across the aisle of planning to raise taxes and increase regulations across the board. In turn, former Senator Whitmer accused Schuette of claiming that children do not have a constitutional right to literacy.
It remains to be seen whether either candidate will be able to appeal to voters across party lines.