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A Hairpiece – My Hair Story

In Beauty, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Writing (all kinds) on October 15, 2009 at 3:51 AM
Donna Kakonge Writes About Her Hair Journey - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Donna Kakonge Writes About Her Hair Journey - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

My first hobby was playing hairdresser to my Barbie dolls. I had my childhood in the 70s and 80s but I was not much different from Black children in the 40s who chose White dolls over Black dolls in a landmark study that lead to the desegregation of American schools. It was not that I liked chocolate skin over the cream of white colour; it really came down to the hair. I wanted straight, long, blonde, brunette or red hair, hair that blew in the wind and that I could toss over my shoulder. And when I could not wish it on my head, I used a towel instead.

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