Diversity, not division

Let me start this by telling you an embarrassing story about me. When I first started as an agent, I never wore my hair in its natural state. This is because, like most black people, I had been taught from a very early age that natural textured hair is seen as unruly and therefore unprofessional. Now I am not going to bring you the long-tortured history of black hair, but needless to say no one in the workplace, saw my hair as anything other than straight and my edges as anything less than laid. And then one day, my hairdryer broke – right after I washed it. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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