Alysia Bebel

Closeup profile view of young beautiful African woman ready to party

“I was at my corporate job sitting at my desk in an open floor plan space. My white male co-worker yelled across the space and said, ‘Hey, is that horsehair?’ in reference to my long box braids. I was really embarrassed and speechless. I couldn’t believe that my hair was just compared to an animal. Looking back, I’m not embarrassed anymore because the only person that should have been embarrassed [was] him.” — Alysia Bebel