I saw so many journalists wearing natural and African-inspired hairstyles. The conference was crawling with nappy-headed newsmakers! It was more than I had ever seen at any conference in the 32-year history of the organization.
Dr. Ford says that one of the ways to avoid getting traction alopecia is to vary the braiding style to keep from placing stress on the same areas of the scalp. She also recommends going to experienced braiders.
These are people I consider role models for those who have been brainwashed to believe that nappiness is a curse and a liability. These role models are proof that having nappy hair does not block intelligence or the ability to succeed.