(SOLVED!) Where Do Waist Beads Originate From?

For as much as society preaches being open-minded and wanting to learn, it is also important to put those intentions into practise in our daily lives 😁 Learning to listen and understand what being open-minded means is imperative, but also understanding that in order for us to hold other people accountable we also have to confront our own shortcomings 🔥 I’m saying this as a person of colourr, a minority, and a first-generation immigrant child who grew up in multiple cultures at the same time; my multifaceted background has allowed me to see the world in multiple dimensions 👍 Although I don’t agree with all the views I’m seeing, I’m still having the ability to openly discuss them. It is my hope that others will be able to learn from me and offer a chance for someone they may not have thought of. It is vital that society adopts this attitude, even during the most difficult of times. [1]
You may have grown up around women that decorated their waists with beads made from seeds, glass beads, or crystals; perhaps you’ve seen one of your favourite influencers decoratively wearing beads around their waist too. These beads are beautiful symbols of feminine self-proclamation in various African cultures. They can help you to be aware of your weight or represent a virtue. These beads can be used to express your style. You have the ability to choose which colours to show, what waist beads to stack and what type of beads to use. These pieces stem from various areas of the Diaspora, ranging from Ghana’s Dipo ceremonies to Nigeria’s Yoruba tribe and those in between. These beads are trendy but have been worn by African women for centuries as a sign of femininity, wealth and beauty. It is possible to trace the history of waist beads back as far as 15th-century. Dashaun Hwthorne (Mexicali, Mexico), last updated 31 days ago [2]