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 […]

“Why are you so angry?”

It’s a question many social justice activists get from those who are more than contempt with the way things are. When we are asked this question, it’s never out of genuine interest about the things we are passionate with; the inflection in the inquisitor’s voice is one of befuddlement, agitation, annoyance that you are committed […]

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