Teyonah Parris

“It feels good to be a role model for little girls who don’t often see natural hair on the red carpet. I’ve wanted to be an actress my whole life and the none of the women I aspired to be like had natural hair. Today we have Esperanza Spalding and Solange who always look fierce and are proud to wear their natural hair. Maybe it’s not a statement for them, but for me, they showed me that I don’t have to equate fierce and gorgeous with long, straight hair. I hope there’s a little girl out there who may see me and say the same thing.


“I like my baby hair with baby hair and afro”

I’ve always wanted to see Storm with kinkier hair texture. How cool would it be to see the most iconic black female superhero stuntin’ with protective hairstyles? Imagine her hair being as fluffy as the clouds that are at her command.

I think about this a lot.


This Kentucky high school banned dreadlocks, cornrows and twists.

Butler Traditional High School in Louisville, Kentucky shocked some parents when they distributed a dress code that banned students from sporting “dreadlocks, cornrows and twists.” The code also banned extreme hair colors and highlighting on girls and any hair coloring for boys.

Kentucky State Representative-elect Attica Scott slammed the dress code and tweeted out a picture of it. (Above)

“We feel that a student’s academic success is directly correlated to appropriate attire and appearance,” the dress code reads.

The ACLU of Kentucky fired back at the school’s justification with 2 brilliant tweets.

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