‘The Salon’ A Poem about Hair

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Atlanta Word Works, Girl Code, Identity, Poetry
Written By: Mailo., 16, Campbell High School
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This poem is for the broken combs and blue magic For pink lotion and just for me texturizers I sat for 5 hours In a hot salon that smelled of crack conditioner and oil sheen There is where I learned that I defy gravity I learned that finger waves make your hair grow And essential […]

Q&A With a Muslim Teen: ‘It’s unimaginable feeling unwelcome in the country that I was born in.’

  |  Topic: Bullying, Girl Code, Identity, International, My Story, News, Politics, Q & A, Race/Ethnicity, Religion
Written By: Jhoanna Anderson
Muslim teen Q&A

“I have always planned on going to a college in the U.S., but people have suggested looking at schools in other countries because of the current political climate in the U.S.”

‘Weaving Destiny,’ An Essay about Hair

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Editor Picks, Girl Code, Identity, My Story, Race/Ethnicity
Written By: Tulani Reeves-Miller
"Day Dreaming" by Tulani Reeves-Miller, 18

Preparing for my 10-hour commitment, I set my moisturizer, shea butter and laptop on the corner of the mahogany dining room table. As daylight faded into darkness, I sat, parting my freshly washed hair into square sections and attaching the synthetic hair to the roots of my natural hair like my late aunt Holly taught me.