From the Root

It's not "just" hair

Welcome to From the Root, a blog aiming towards celebration of natural hair and Black culture while discussing racial and gendered issues 

September 15, 2019

I was born in a city
My mother and her sisters swaddled me
In the Egyptian cotton their
Black brothers had picked from the plantations of my white ancestors
My father floated me down the Nile River
Where the sun burnt my skin golden olive
Under my eyes grew the baggage...

May 31, 2018

The moment I pulled my head out the toilet bowl with Malcolm X

And washed out that thick lye

That lie that weighs down heavy on my roots

The one my mom believedAnd her mom believed

Passed down in hot combs and blow dryers

I embraced the freedom of hair and mind awakened


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