I will confess that as a Nigerian girl who grew up with others like her in boarding school — I did get confused about the hairy issues of appropriation.

I also thought that hair being an accessory was no biggie and couldn’t grasp why it was such a big deal until I made America my home and noticed the immensity that comes with being a Black woman with natural hair.

It’s absolutely political and I’ve experienced it in a way that was unfamiliar but reassuring. It sealed the deal and gave me the reasoning to side with my sisters in their frustration and anger.

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