Miriam Tigist Green was adopted by Clifton Green and his wife. Whilst at home they had no idea what to do with her hair, as both had no experience in braiding. So they considered letting it go as a sign of freedom. But after they both knew that her hair was a strong sign of her African roots so they decided to braid it like most African people did. Although it took a while, Clifton finally mastered the art of braiding.
This is dope. I know some of the others might look at it as a negative because they don’t think white parents should ever adopt black kids but I can at least appreciate the sentiment that they’ve tried to preserve some of her history and heritage by braiding her hair.
I love that it’s the dad that learned to do it!
I remember my dad trying to pin curl my hair one time when my mom was out of town and it was disaster city. It looked awful the next day, but I appreciated he tried :)
Yeah like this guy is trying. And you can see the love he has for this child. You can tell the difference between people treating children of color like designer purses and people genuinely adopting and loving the child.
The anger people had over this was totally unjustified to me. If the child is adopted into a caring attentive family that is all that should matter.
My parents (white) did a great job with my (mixed) hair. I remember getting braids, cornrows, relaxers (I wanted them) etc.
This is great and all but can we comment on the fact he is using a fork in one of the pictures to do her hair…
OKAY TEA LESSON TIME. I worked at Teavana for a long time and these teas are called blooming teas! They’re basically white teas, and they come in this little ball. That ball can be rebrewed up to five times. FIVE. TIMES. And that one ball will fill that whole teapot. The three flavors we had each had a different flower in the middle, and really don’t take long to brew, just long enough for that ball to bloom, 2-4 minutes or so for the whole teapot. As a white tea, it’s high in antioxidants, and it’s really good for your immune system. It’s extremely good for detoxing as well, so if you want to detox for health reasons, or if you happen to have a drug test you’re unprepared for, drink these teas. And it’s extremely good for clearing up your skin! After a month of drinking a cup of this a day, your skin will be extremely healthy. It’s light in flavor, so for those of you who don’t like stronger teas, this is perfect.