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The (Absurd) Rebelliousness of Short Hair as a Black Woman

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I’m not proud of this, but I remember — as a young girl — running around the house with a pair of stockings on my head, pretending I had long hair. As a young Black girl, steeped in Eurocentric beauty standards, I equated beauty with long, light-weight, straight hair. And in my childish mind, stockings were the easiest path to beauty. Thankfully, my fascination with long hair was (mostly)…




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Kasey May

Kasey May

Lover of the Almighty, well-wielded words, tight harmony, titillating conversation, potatoes, a clean house, thoughtfulness, and the Oxford comma.

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