The good: "Shirley Temple" by adults who thought I was cute in dance class

The bad: "ragamuffin," by my aunt who was judgmental about my mom's inability to tame my hair

The funny: "Whoopi," by my sister's friend after I got braided extensions (in the perpetual struggle to hide my messy hair)

But my favorite comes from the love of my life, who says I look like a mermaid
2c, 3a, something like that... Curl-curious?