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How Belly Dancing Helped Me to Embrace My Naturally Curly Hair

My Egyptian curls were an embarrassment, then they became my greatest asset

An illustration of the back of a woman belly dancing, against a deep fuschia background.
Illustration: Michelle Durbano

“W“Why don’t you straighten your hair?” Tiffany, the girl with the pug nose, asked me in theater class. “You would look better with straighten hair.”

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Sarah Mina Osman

Sarah Mina Osman

I’m a writer, teacher, and belly dancer living in Los Angeles. I’ve written for Huffington Post, HelloGiggles, and Matador Network. Follow me: @SarahMinaOsman

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