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    Beyond the Braid

    Me and my mama

    This article appeared in the April 2017 issues of Avenue Edmonton. T‌here they were: The bubbly models in the Pantene commercials flipped their hair in slow motion while they smiled into the camera, the obligatory comb glided seamlessly through their tresses like fingers through water. And there I was: A scrawny child wincing in a hard plastic chair in the living room of our small apartment, while my mother braided the dense forest that was my hair. I’d sit there and watch…

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