Pi Nappa Kappa: Natural Hair Sorority. Yes, Really.
I’ma just jump right in and let y’all know there’s a sorority called “Pi Nappa Kappa.” Yes. In real reality, not virtual. At first, I thought the Iota Sweets decided to branch out and start a completely new org. Then I learned that it was actually a Natural Hair sorority. And it exists un-ironically. The people who created this were VERY serious.
I have SO many questions.
* What is the point of this organization of theirs? Their Facebook page says Pi Nappa Kappa is “a sorority whose mission is to “To educate, inspire and uplift natural hair women, men, boys and girls throughout the entire world. To make the word “nappy” into a “happy” and celebrated term.”
Mkay I’m not hating on the mission but did they have to insist on making this a sorority?? And here’s where they lose me EVEN MORE: “When you Sign the Pledge to Join the Natural Hair Sorority you have agreed to adhere to a high level of Supreme living.”
Wait. If I commit to their pledge, I get angel wings? Does that booty that the LAWD promised me appear outta nowhere? Do I become a Scientologist? How do I achieve this higher level of living??? ALL this from a pledge that says I won’t put the creamy crack in my coif?
“Sista’s that fro together, grow together!” – Someone actually wrote this on the Pi Nappa Kappa pledge page. Nawl. HAVE A SEAT! Y’all, we need mentors in our communities because…
* Why did they decide to become a “Greek” org and use the name “Pi Nappa Kappa?” “Nappa” does not exist in the Greek alphabet. I know they were trying to be clever but NAWL.
I know fraternities and sororities do create community and whatnot but I’m not sold on this particular one. I wonder if these ladies belong to any other BGLOs (Black Greek Letter Organizations).
I have natural hair, and I will not be joining nobody’s Pi Nappa Kappa even if y’all paid me in Miss Jessie’s and Carol’s Daughter. This “organization” sounds like the Iota of everything.
And the funniest thing is that they take themselves VERY seriously. They even have hand signals. Chile, I just don’t be knowing.
* What’s the Pi Nappa Kappa pledging process consist of? Do they haze folks by making them wash their hair, letting it dry and then combing with a tiny pick? Maybe they take away their shea butter while they’re online. #SnapCracklePOP I wonder if the members of Pi Nappa Kappa cross the burning sands by finally putting conditioner in their hair after months of pledging.
Do line names include Big Sista BrushOnlyWhenWet or Anchor FingerComb? These are things I need to know!
I wonder if Cicely Tyson is gon speak at the 1st Pi Nappa Kappa convention and tell the tale bout how she tried to make Madame CJ Walker stay natural, but failed. And then CJ developed the first perm kit and hot comb and history wrote the rest. I bet they have conference calls bout flying India Arie in to sing at their chapter meetings.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m a PROUD naturalista myself and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the creamy crack. My edges are thanking me for this decision. I’ve had locs for almost 2 years and have been natural since like 2006. BUT, these folks here are taking it to other levels.To my permed sisthren, please know that not all of us naturalistas are fools with it. I am not, nor will I ever become, a Pi Nappa Kappa.
But I guess if they love it…
And someone just wrote on the Pi Nappa Kappa page with “Soror 1485.” Ma’am..!!!
Whatcha’ll think of Pi Nappa Kappa? You joining?