White Moms, Black Daughters and Natural Hair

Stacey Conner, the white mother of a black girl, explores the complex social challenges surrounding the grooming of her daughter's hair in a piece at MyBrownBaby.

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“I think your hair is beautiful too,” I tell her. I am caught in a mama bear rage, though I know it is an overreaction.

Read Stacey Conner’s entire piece at MyBrownBaby.

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