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Hair and Self-Image: "I Freed Myself When I Embraced My Locks"

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Oct 16, 2012
by: CWP ISAW

What does your hair have to do with your self-image, your public image, your identity? "I Freed Myself When I Embraced My Locks" is a My Turn essay that captures one woman's internal debate about that question.

If you can find a copy of House on Mango Street, read the chapter "Hairs." What is Sandra Cisneros saying about hair and identity? How does that compare to the stance in this "My Turn" essay?

What do you think?