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I can't help but think that my lack of hair resources reminds me that I live in a land that wasn't intended for me.

My Black Hair In My Mostly White Town Reminds Me I Don’t Belong​

We all need our hair done. I can't help but think that my lack of hair resources reminds me that I live in a land that wasn't intended for me. Read...
Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez    |   10.22.18   |   SHARE
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Letting my hair go natural lifted a huge burden off my shoulders. I don’t feel like a slave to it anymore.

Letting My Hair Go Natural Lifted A Huge Burden Off My Shoulders

Letting my hair go natural lifted a huge burden! I don’t feel like a slave to it anymore, which has made me feel less annoyed by it. Read...
Sa'iyda Shabazz    |   05.30.18   |   SHARE
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Congratulations, Shea Moisture! You Played Yourself 

This week, a commercial produced by the hair-care brand Shea Moisture went viral for all the wrong reasons. Read...
Jagger Blaec    |   04.28.17   |   SHARE
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"I had to learn how to properly and safely detangle kinky-curly hair. I had to be patient in the process of discovering what my hair liked and needed — and what it didn't." Image: Thinkstock.

Having Very Curly Hair Is Challenging, But Not For The Reasons You'd Expect

I had to learn me because I was never given a chance to. People often act like this is easy or shouldn't be hard to grasp, but when you've literally Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   07.25.16   |   SHARE
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Why do women feel the need to police other women’s bodies? Image: Thinkstock

You're Not Entitled To Comment On My Body Just Because I'm A Black Woman

In 2015, to be a woman (and a black woman at that) among the general public means having to keep your defenses up. Read...
Aja Barber    |   06.2.16   |   SHARE
Black people’s hair is too tense for White America to EVER be comfortable. Image: Thinkstock.

3 Reasons I Won't Apologize For My Black-Girl Hair

Black hair, like Black identity, is diverse and nuanced, but it still stands out as different from White hair. The point is not that all Black hair Read...
Akilah S. Richards    |   05.5.16   |   SHARE
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US Army Bans Nap-tural Styles for Women, Causes Racial Stir

Women who want to wear their hair natural must choose: protect your curls or protect your country. Because apparently, you can’t have it both ways. Read...
Sarah Gladstone    |   04.3.14   |   SHARE
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