I do not like seeing so many people in the comments missing the point of this piece. To reduce it to “whatever you look cute now!” is to ignore the gravity of the work. Hair as family honor/hair as worth (not just your own)/hair beyond hair, that’s the scope of the work. That’s the pressure here. Not just an unreasonable family with unreasonable expectations. Hair linked to real pain and to real potential.

Transforming her relationship to her hair challenges the intergenerational trauma of white supremacy and it’s connected Beauty mythos. Gosh.

Look deeper people.

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