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Theogony

The Student News Site of Alexandria City High School

Theogony

The Student News Site of Alexandria City High School

Theogony

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Vanessa Mensah

Staff Writer

WOW your hair, can I touch it?
My kinks and my curls are not up for display
You look at my hair as if it was the biggest show on Broadway
Your hair was just in these long beautiful braids. What happened?
Weather I put my hair in locks, cornrows, slick backs, weaves, whether it short one day and long the next, even if I put it in a top knot bun
Yes my hair shape shifts, and yes it is a gift
Why is it so hard for me to run my fingers through your hair?
Because your fingers are not meant to comb through a black woman’s hair
Not woman I meant queen
My kinks and my curls are my background
My ancestors strive night and day picking through cotton with their beautiful hands
Those are the hands that are supposed to comb through a black woman’s hair
My kinks and my curls are not up for display

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