Published in


I Cut My Waist-Length Black Hair, and My Mother Took It Very Personally

We need to take the pressure off of Black women’s hair

Photo: Adrian Fernández/Unsplash

I have good hair.

At least, that’s what I was told growing up. Thick, long, and fried straight to the point where it didn’t actually matter what my curl pattern was — no one ever saw my curls anyway. Throughout the entirety of…




A publication from Medium that centers the stories, poetry, essays and thoughts of women of color.

Recommended from Medium

I Embarrassed My Family By Wearing a Wig

The Life-Changing Magic of a Little Black Dress

When I Accepted My Hair, I Accepted Myself

What Does Looking “Looking My Age” Mean?

My Husband Gifted Me a Crop Top

Giving Up Dieting in a Diet-Obsessed World

Rediscovering Your Browline and Other Quarantine Happenstances

What I Am Learning from Millennials

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Casira Copes

Casira Copes

Bisexual Black Feminist | BLK INK Editor-in-Chief | casiracopes.com

More from Medium

You’ll Save Me from a Burning Car

Damon Dash Sweetly Mic Dropped on the Heart of the Will Smith Slap Event

The Insensitivity of Whoopie’s Comments Run Deep

Mental, physical health benefits for black pet owners