"In the salon, my curls became pelo lacio — or straight hair — a sign of a put-together, proper Latina, at least according to all the other women there."
"To really be able to appreciate these hairstyles, we must educate ourselves on the origin. It's not just a hairstyle. There's so much history behind it.”
"Someone who's non-Black is not going to have the same repercussions as somebody who's Black if they come to work with the same braids. It's hypocrisy."