There’s a revolution going on, people! We black women and women of color are taking back our power. We are reinventing ourselves by learning the truth about our own natural beauty. For many years, we have bowed down to the dominant beauty standard. We have gone through the torture necessary to beat down our own natural selves so as to fit into the mold of another’s standard. We have forced our kinky, coily hair strands into a straight mold. A square peg into a round hole. We lyed to ourselves. We put “creamy crack” on our spirally, kinky, curly naps to force them into submission–to lie down flat and straight and lifeless. Then we set our submitted, straightened coils on rollers & curlers & perm rods to make them curl up!! What?!