How Bamboo Earrings Became Iconic

Long before Carrie Bradshaw adorned herself with them, they were the ultimate fly girl accessory

Tanisha Ford
ZORA

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InIn the late 1980s and early ’90s, every Black and Brown girl and femme wanted a pair of bamboo earrings. They were the consummate earrings of city girls pioneering hip hop fashion.

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Tanisha Ford
ZORA

Tanisha C. Ford is a writer, cultural critic and professor of Africana Studies & History at the University of Delaware.