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The Code Switch: Natural Hair in The Work Place

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The Code Switch: Natural Hair in The Work Place


For the majority of the last 5 years I’ve worn my hair in its natural state every day to work and in that time I’ve noticed that different hairstyles receive different reactions from my coworkers. Now that we are well into the second coming of the natural hair movement, our curls and coils are something of the new norm.

Honestly, I love this. Back when I first decided to go natural I remember I was always one of a few, and constantly got questions and criticism from both strangers and familiar folks. Now, there are a lot more natural girls walking around rocking their fro’s and protective styles so I’m rarely asked anything about my hair. But even with the general acceptance of natural hair in society at large; I find that I,…

Please read original article The Code Switch: Natural Hair in The Work Place posted on Healthy Black Girls on 28 June 2018 | 3:26 pm —

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The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

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