natural hair

Unschooling: Pretoria Girls High Protest Is Exhibit A For Why Our Kids Should Learn Differently

There's a connection between how uncomfortable adults are with children who are confident and the backlash the girls at Pretoria Girls High School faced for refusing to chemically-straighten their hair. Unschooler Akilah Richards breaks it down.

– Sep 15, 2016

Child, Please: How Mama’’s Old-School Lessons Helped Me Check Myself Before I Wrecked Myself (Excerpt)

Black girls already have the challenge of overcoming the baggage that comes with having booties and boobies. But what's a mom to do when her daughter is born with straight hair?

– May 5, 2015

Ashy Knees and Dry Hair: When Mixed Children Grooming Raises Eyebrows Abroad

Mixed children grooming becomes all the more precarious in foreign countries where racial stigmas aren't as obvious as here in America.

– Mar 17, 2015

Zendaya’s Hair: Her Locs Are Beautiful. Who Needs Giuliana Rancic to Say That When WE Can?

It's fine to hold Giuliana Rancic accountable for attacking Zendaya's hair. But really, we can—and should—reject the white gaze and pour our passion into celebrating our own.

– Feb 25, 2015

Dove’s ‘Love Your Curls’ Film Perfect For Black Girls With Natural Hair

Love Your Curls, Dove's new film encouraging natural hair love, is the perfect self-esteem boost for Black girls.

– Jan 21, 2015

Natural Hair Wars: Coaxing the Generational Shift Toward Afros, Locs & Braids

Finally, my daughters and I can walk into my father's house happy to be me. finally, he's happy with our natural hair, too.

– Sep 17, 2014

mater mea’s Jamyla Bennu of Oyin Handmade On Parenting Outside Her Expectations

Showing the beauty, complexity, strength and awesome of Black moms and our children with a celebration of Oyin Handmade's co-founder Jamyla Bennu.

– Mar 26, 2014

For White Mothers Who Don’t Know How To Style Their Black Children’s Natural Hair: I Feel You

This mom says she'll never look at that brown child with the white mom and make assumptions again.

– Mar 17, 2014

Natural Hair Love For Brown Girls: An Open Letter For Our Babies & Their Tresses

The war against Black girls wearing natural hair inspires one mom to tell our babies to be steadfast in loving themselves.

– Dec 16, 2013

A Black Boy’s Haircut Inspires Natural Hair Hate—And Encourages A Mom To Pen An Uplifting Book

By AMA KARIKARI No, I was not hallucinating at the time God gave me the story. I was a heart-broken mother struggling to teach her...

– Oct 3, 2013