Thank you to Latina Voices for publishing my essay “Hair Dressing“. It began as a short post on la bloga on March 2015: This boricua hair.
“Selling hope. That’s all the beauty business is.” – Comer Cottrell, 1931-2014. Founder of Pro-Line Corporation, which produced hair-care products for African-Americans. Hope came in a box that was about half the size of a shoe box. On its glossy exterior was a color photo of a little African-American girl about my age, maybe seven […]