Goddess of black woman television Mara Brock Akil was recently featured in Michaela Angela Davis’ online series Hair Tales. The creator of hit shows Girlfriends , The Game and Being Mary Jane, reflected on her hair journey and what her hair means to her. In the two-minute video, Akil recalls being “swung on” by teen girls who envied her curls.
I loved going to the skating rink. I remember being in the bathroom and attacked by these girls who were like ‘There she go! Thinking she cute with her hair.’ ..It was a clear indicator that I was mixed. I think it was like ‘Oh, she thinks she’s better than.’
But the incident only made Akil more determined to embrace her hair.
Watch the full video below!
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