When I was planning the event Whirl & Twirl Natural Hair Expo and Meet-up, It took me months to settle on the name. I had thrown a few titles to my hubby and best friend and they pretty much shot down most.
The one I really wanted was Nappy Us Natural Hair Expo. Yeah I wanted to use the word Nappy. Needless to say my friend and husband told me that it was derogatory and it is used to shame us black women about our tightly coiled hair. Boy was I shocked because as far as the meaning of the word goes, I do have nappy hair.
According to the Urban Dictionary Nappy is:
Tightly coiled / curled unaltered hair. Coiled hair in its natural stateas found on people of African descent who do not chemically alter their hair texturey