Former Mushroom-Haired Child

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Industry Arts
Occupation Writer
Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Introduction I grew up between races, between states, between classes, and between cultures. I'm black and white, and grew up mulatto in Kentucky (it was stamped on my school transcripts) and as a black kid in an all white family in California. I struggled with my hair my entire life. It seemed to symbolize every way I was "other", and I punished it as surely as I felt it punished me. And then the most amazing thing happened. I decided to accept my hair as it is, and just learn to take care of it, not try to force it to look like everyone else's hair. It took a while to figure it out, but now that I have, now that I accepted my hair and let it be itself, it has thrived. My hair truly seems to symbolize my inner journey. I've found that when I made peace with my hair, I was actually making peace with myself. Now we are both happy.

I don't always post to this blog as often as I mean to, but you can always see what I've been doing on site updates , or check out some of my art at
Interests painting, writing, beading, writing, walking, and growing giant houseplants.
Favorite Movies Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, Happiness, Dr. Strangelove, Barton Fink, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Night of the Iguana, Blade Runner, Garden State, Making Mr. Right, True West, Angels and Insects, Magnolia, Election, 12 Monkeys, Punch-Drunk Love
Favorite Music
Favorite Books 1984, Good Hair: For Colored Girls Who've Considered Weaves When the Chemicals Got Too Ruff, Sex and the Origins of Death, Gift of Fear, The Ha-Ha, Night of the Iguana, EndGame, Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair In America, Life 101, Don't Go Shopping For Hair-Care Products Without Me, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat, Wiseblood, Blink, The Brain that Changed Itself