Sydnee Monday

Portrait of smiling young black woman with sunlight flare and copy space

Blackness is so versatile, and just like our skin, ranging from shades of sweet honey to rich like the earth beneath our feet, our hair is beautiful in all its forms, whether it’s relaxed, braided, slicked-back, or natural.

“When I was in middle school, I constantly got asked by the same girls what I was mixed with because I’d wear my hair in big, curly ponytails. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized that I was being complimented. I think that speaks to a lot of the ways young Black women are conditioned to think about our hair. Blackness is so versatile, and just like our skin, ranging from shades of sweet honey to rich like the earth beneath our feet, our hair is beautiful in all its forms, whether it’s relaxed, braided, slicked-back, or natural.” — Sydnee Monday