Age of Identity

    "Hair is political."

    That was the line that stuck with me when my 17-year-old daughter recently regaled me with the minutiae of a lighthearted argument she'd had with a friend. It was about my daughter's staunch resistance to straightening or altering her hair in any way.

    The friend had insisted that such alterations were no big deal, to which my daughter took umbrage and shot back, "Hair is political."

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