White women still don’t belong in natural hair spaces

It’s been nearly five years since I wrote White Women Don’t Belong In Natural Hair Spaces. This post, unsurprisingly, received a lot of comments, many from white women tearfully sharing their own battles with their hair and telling me I’m racist for not wanting them in black hair care spaces. Over the years, the comments […]

Natural hair dolls? Love it!

I could have definitely used this when I was growing up. There’s a line of dolls geared towards black girls and they sport natural hair styles! Yes. Natural. Hair. Styles. Natural Girls & Women United makes custom ethnic dolls, which are designed to “bring a positive view of what ethnic beauty is,” according to the […]

“I’m not used to your hair being like that. It reminds me of Angela Davis.”

Black women who choose to wear their hair in its natural state have heard it all, from being accused of fighting against whiteness’ subjugation to just following yet another fashion statement. We’ve been reduced to marginalized pets, with people wanting to touch and feel our tresses, and to stereotypes of radical black women trying to […]