Is That Your Real Hair?

And how my mixed-race daughter has inherited the same curse as me

Photo by Clarissa Carbungco on Unsplash

Arrrr, yes, I’m so frustrated. My mixed-race daughter just came back from piano class where she was repeatedly micro aggressed by her white piano teacher and her husband.

You see, over the Christmas break, I made my daughter some long box braids with grey-blue extensions. She sort of looks…



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Rebecca Stevens A.

I write about racism, but there are so many other things I would like to write about instead. Help me dismantle racism so that I can get to that.