"I see you. I hear you. And I ache for you."

In May 2020, communities across the United States were emerging from shelter-at-home measures put in place to stem the COVID-19 pandemic. In Minneapolis, George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was killed when a white police officer kneeled on his neck...

Rachel tells about her experiences with hair in the workplace, different definitions of beauty, and hair as a source of connection.

Her hair takes up space, and has been a teacher on a journey to learn the times when she needs to stand out and demand attention, and when to just let things be...