Watch This Poet Break Down Why Beauty Ideals That Weren't Meant for Us Do So Much Harm

Poet Kush Thompson's poem "For Colored Girls Who Considered Yaky" is an ode to all black girls who've felt the need to change their natural coils.

"afros look too much like lion's mane. so they box us into boxes of relaxers to relax themselves." Thompson says she writes "for colored girls who considered yaky when her black wasn't beautiful enough. When her forges through tired of picking at the cotton growing from her scalp."

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