Why I shaved my head

Last August, just before the solar eclipse that crossed the entire nation, I shaved my head as a sign of mourning the sins of racial and social class inequality in the United States.  I had in mind the way poor people in this country are treated on structural levels, for example. The way black teenagers…

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Thick, curly hair

Thick, curly hair: Some say it’s a mane, wild like a lion, But our hair is beautiful, not beastly, not something dangerous needing to be “tamed.” Is it unruly simply because it does not lie flat? Are “tangled” locks not close to the heart of curls, which intertwine to form a loose and lovely lattice…

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