EXCLUSIVE for USATODAY: Black Women, Hair, Self-Esteem “Time to End Sister on Sister Crime” by Sophia A. Nelson

Read Author Sophia Nelson’s opinion piece for USATODAY in response to the furor over Olympic champion Gabbie Douglas hair.   Nelson weighs in on the subject and says, “It’s really not about our hair.”

EXCERPT:

“Nappy hair.” “Bad hair.” “Good hair.” “Weaved hair.” “Curly hair.” “Kinky hair.” “Permed hair.” “Short hair.” “Natural hair.” “Dreadlocked hair.” And on and on and on.

Nobody, and I mean nobody is more obsessed with our hair, how it looks, how it feels, how others feel about it, and how we feel about it than African-American women (also known as “Sistas”). I want to get right to what ails us, and it ain’t our hair.

 

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