Tanisha Shelton: Dear Black girl

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 5:25pm

Black girl,

I like your hair,

The way it defies gravity

And holds its shape,

The way it curls

Once water hits,

Forehead to nape.

Black girl,

Can’ t you see?

You can do anything

To your hair.

Wear it up or down,

No one should really care.

Wear it with a relaxer

Or wear it with curls.

Look in the mirror

And watch how it swirls.

Add color in it

Or keep it deep brown,

But whatever you do,

Wear your own crown.

Black girl,

I like your hair.

Black girl,

Life is a dare.