Why Black Women Going Natural Is As Political As It Is Beautiful
June 7, 2017
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Why Black Women Going Natural Is As Political As It Is Beautiful

Former Miss USA Deshauna Barber shocked the world when she graced the stage to crown Kára McCullough, the 2017 winner of the pageant.

The moment was historical since both winners hail from Washington D.C., are African-American, and had their big, curly natural hair on full display.

Barber’s discreet reveal says a lot about the politics of natural hair.

Debuting her natural hair on the Miss USA 2017 stage was the product of meticulous planning, according to Refinery 29. She didn’t tell any of the producers and staff, nor did she show anyone until she actually stepped onto the stage.

Such careful discretion shows that being a black woman with natural hair is just as much about politics as it is aesthetics, whether we want it to be or not.

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Article by Marquaysa Battle