Curls: a poem
Curls: a poem hair stories
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papaya_grl619 Don’t plagiarize, bitch.
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I’m sorry if I offended you. And I hope that I also educated some people.

Curls: a poem

My hair tells a story.

My hair tells a story. A story of how my ancestors used their hair to tell people about their life.

My hair tells a story. A story of how my ancestors used their hair to tell people about their life. A story of how their braids were a map to freedom.

My hair tells a story. A story of how my ancestors used their hair to tell people about their life. A story of how their braids were a map to freedom. A story of how a black girl wears her curls as a crown.

But if I were to straighten my hair, I'd be erasing my history.

But if I were to straighten my hair, I'd be erasing my history. I don't want to hide my ancestors' tales of their life.

But if I were to straighten my hair, I'd be erasing my history. I don't want to hide my ancestors' tales of their life. I don't want to burn those maps that saved so many slaves.

But if I were to straighten my hair, I'd be erasing my history. I don't want to hide my ancestors' tales of their life. I don't want to burn those maps that saved so many slaves. I don't want to abdicate the throne of kinks I sit so proudly on.

So, I let my springlets bounce as I tell a story to anyone who cares.

So, I let my springlets bounce as I tell a story to anyone who cares. A story of a black girl who is grateful for what her ancestors gifted her:

So, I let my springlets bounce as I tell a story to anyone who cares. A story of a black girl who is grateful for what her ancestors gifted her: A head of beautiful, curly hair.

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Hello, Papayas! I’ve been hesitant about posting this poem, not because I don’t like it,(I do like this poem!), but because I’m worried I’ll offend someone. If you are a black person who does straighten their hair, I apologize if I offended you in any way. The purpose of this poem was not to say that you’re “less black” for straightening your hair. Just because you do something that isn’t seen as “black”, you shouldn’t be shamed for it. It’s your hair, so do whatever you want with it!

The message of the poem is to educate the people who tell you, “You’re hair is pretty! You should straighten it!” It’s frustrating; if you really thought my hair was pretty, you wouldn’t tell me to change it. When I wear my hair in braids or in its natural curl pattern, I do it because I feel a connection to my ancestors and I like the way it looks.

Moral of the story: If you see someone with curly hair, don’t tell them that they should straighten it. It’s annoying and kinda rude. Oh, and you should look into the history of black hair! It’s super interesting! I referenced some of the history in this poem.

Have an amazing day, Papayas!

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