According to the Huffington Post, Leola Anifowoshe, a self-proclaimed Natural Hair guru is the founder of the first Natural Hair Sorority, also known as Pi Nappa Kappa.
Anifowoshe’s sorority is different from traditional Pan-Hellenic sororities of fraternities in the sense, there isn’t a pledge process, a probate, and members won’t be performing at any step shows. All one has to do if they’re interested in becoming a member of the sorority is place their electronic signature on the organization’s pledge document, which reads:
As a member of the Pi Nappa Kappa Natural Hair Sorority, I pledge that:
1. I am a smart, special, valuable person!
2. I respect myself and I respect others.
3. My words and actions are kind and honest.
4. I will respect the dignity and essential worth of all individuals.
5.I will promote the diversity of opinions, ideas, hairstyles and backgrounds which is the lifeblood of the sorority.
6. I will promote a culture of respect throughout the natural hair community.
7. I will not tolerate bigotry, discrimination, violence, or intimidation of any kind.
8. I will practice personal integrity and expect it from others.
9. I will always be proud of my natural-born hair.
10. I accept only my best in all I do.
I am Proud to be ME!
Despite the good intentions of the organization’s pledge document, members of traditional sororities and fraternities haven’t been in support of Pi Nappa Kappa, which has garnered 600 members thus far. Anifowoshe’s counter: Since the word sorority means sisterhood, what’s the big deal?
So ladies, you tell me. Is this organization a good thing? Or is the founder doing the most?