• Embracing My Natural Hair Is a Form of Resistance

    19 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    I wasn't raised to see childhood as a collection of innocent memories. At a young age, I was trained to treat the world like an opponent. Each day I left the house my parents were sending me to battle with the hopes that I would not become the next Emmett Till or Breonna Taylor. In the morning my mom would help me get ready for school - wake me up, pack my lunch, and do my hair .
    "I want hair like the white girls!" I would say, as my mother's comb made its way through a large Afro puff. I continued to complain about how I wanted straight hair like the other girls at school. Finally she...
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