She additionally talked about her resolution to have the dialog with Matt throughout an episode of the Bachelor Blissful Hour podcast.
“I simply suppose that as ladies, and particularly as Black ladies, a lot of our self-worth is tied to our hair,” Chelsea defined. “And I do not know if lots of people notice that or perceive that, particularly so far as Black ladies go, and I imply it was only a actually huge deal to me, in order that’s clearly one thing that I needed to share with any individual who I’m probably going to finish up with, my associate.”
She then famous she hadn’t seen these conversations come up on the present earlier than.
“I watched the present since I used to be youthful and there have not been that many Black contestants or there hasn’t been a Black Bachelor lead. No one’s happening there speaking about their hair journey,” Chelsea added. “And I believe that some individuals might need—hopefully they do not anymore—however may see it as trivial as a result of it is like, ‘Oh it is simply hair.’ And, like, even for some time, I felt like that. I felt prefer it wasn’t vital sufficient for me to convey as much as individuals or it wasn’t, like, a sufficiently big insecurity to be, like, legitimate. After which it wasn’t till I made a decision to shave it off that I noticed how vital it was and the way a lot of an impact it had on me.”