The Kirkwood Call

Coiled in beauty standards

art by Bismah Syed

Genevieve Francois and Kiden-Aloyse Smith

January 17, 2019

We remember in preschool being told by other kids we were ugly because our lips were too big and brown and our hair was weird.  From then on we tried everything to make our hair look as “white” as possible. We used to ask our moms over and over why we couldn’t just have straight hair. Whatever wa...

TKC Podcast: The skin I’m in

art by Karma Gray

Sha'Diya Tomlin, opinions writer

November 7, 2017

Sha’Diya Tomlin, Chandler Simpson, Nia Callion and Amellda Starks talk about their hair and why it is so important to black women and the struggles that come with wearing their crowns everyday. ...

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