No, You Still Cannot Touch My Hair

For some reason, I never thought about the issue of people touching my natural hair until it actually happened. My friends and relatives who I know personally do it, but what about when it’s a stranger-who’s white? I’ve felt beautiful, ugly, insecure, nappy, good, bad, #flawless, and flawed the five years I’ve been natural. Accepting…

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Those Times Brown Women Did Blonde So Good

Whenever I heard the word blonde as a youth, images of long golden locks and flawless white skin would immediately flood my mind. Think Jayne Mansfield and Anna Nicole Smith. Today, my views are progressively changing as plenty of women of color are wearing and rocking (without shame) various shades of blonde. One common argument…

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