My Multiracial Daughter Thinks Straight Hair is Better

What should I do?

The author’s daughter. Photo credit: the author’s personal photo gallery.

Recently, my six-year-old daughter came to me and said that she wants straight hair.

Immediately, this raised a red flag.

I asked her why.

She said that nearly all of the girls in her kindergarten class have straight hair. She also…



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Helen Hensell

Helen Hensell

Top writer in Racism. I write about my experiences being mixed. https://linktr.ee/helen.hensell