Hair

Is my afro hair political?

Is my afro hair political?

When I turned seven years old, my mother presented me with what I considered then to be the most heavenly gift of all: a chemically straightening hair relaxer, also jokingly known as the ‘creamy crack’. What this meant, was that my coarse, gravity-resistant Afro hair would be transformed into silky, straight and longer European-like hair. […]