Roots And Culture
Roots And Culture by Lee Devonish - an essay about how hairstyling constructs racial identity and community.

Roots And Culture – how hairdressing constructs identity and race. Hair, as a somatic marker of race, has historically been used as a tool in order to construct racialized subjects for oppressive means. The politics of afro hair styling – to straighten or remain ‘natural’ – can often appear to be simple, yet there is […]

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Inheritance: The Search For My Mother’s Father – Part 2

Inheritance: The Search For My Mother’s Father – Part 2 (Start here – part 1) Over the years, we believed my eldest aunt’s story about the identity of the white man who got my grandmother pregnant. Joycelyn was the eldest of my grandmother’s two daughters, and although she was only twelve years old at the […]

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