Reflecting on the Meaning of 'Good Hair' for Black Women: Phantasia Nolan

Phantasia Nolan
Phantasia Nolan (Juana Arias - The Washington Post)
Sunday, October 4, 2009

Phantasia Nolan

17, Northwest Washington, a 12th-grade student a Woodrow Wilson Senior High School, daughter of Liz Nolan

I think black hair is the best kind of hair there is. We can do a lot with our hair. A lot of Caucasian girls can't get their hair braided. They can't get dreads. If we want to press it out and get it straightened, we can do that. If we want to go natural, we can do that. If we want to dread it, we can do that. If we want to twist it, we can do that.

I always liked my hair.


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