Our Crown

When will people understand that our hair is a part of our identity?
It’s not just hair.
It’s our crown.
It’s a fraction of our heritage.
It’s one of the things that ties us to our past culture. It’s our voice when we can’t speak.
Our road map to freedom can be found in our hair.
Our sign of rebellion.
Our strength is in our hair.
Unless we serve in the military, our hair is not of your concern.
It’s not a threat.
It’s not a distraction.
It’s not for anyone to dictate how we braid, cut, or shape it.
Is it clean? Is it healthy? If it is The then leave it alone!
So ghs next time you think it’s a good idea to culturally appropriate or gentrify it, don’t.
And no, you can’t touch it.

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