What a difference a braid makes

Independent traveler Maria Argyropoulos gets a full head of African-style braids, and discovers something about cross-cultural perceptions during her travels in the continent.

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  • Hadiya

    Any of the many Black women in the United State who have faced legal discrimination for wearing their hair in natural styles– and there have been plenty of them– could have told her things would be different!

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