It's very hard to be a kid, especially in a predominantly white school or white town where other people want to police your body and hair.
Wearing your hair natural is a positive statement about who you are. It's not a protest to somebody else. It's affirming you.
If you wear your hair straight or natural, it's all fine with me. It doesn't mean that you aren't politically conscious or that you don't have good thoughts about progress.
There are five great ages of man - five moments when you need to reevaluate everything, clear out the cupboard and the wardrobe, and most importantly, your head. They are 13, 20, 30, 40 and 60. All men need to know this.
No 13-year-old or over should ever be seen in trousers that finish above the ankle. It doesn't matter how good your legs are, or if you're on a beach in Bermuda where they invented the things.
Nature gave you your look and there's only a limited amount you can do about that, but what you wear is the skin you choose for yourself.
My only piece of advice is that all of you consider every single text and Snapchat that you ever make as also being shared with your partner, because they all check your phones all the time - trust me on this one.
In fact, everybody should wake up smelling nice. I go further, there is not an excuse, ever, not to smell nice, particularly your feet.
For men, privacy means not being told stuff that would hurt. For women, secrecy is having stuff go on behind your back.
You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.