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“When you go to a foster home, you don’t get to bring anything with you,” she told the outlet. “You get to pack something up in a trash bag, and you just go. And a lot of times, you don’t even get to do that.”
The fuck? No possessions, no memories, no photographs? Erase their whole identity and start with clean sheet or something?
Yayyyy this is one of the little things that’s really frustrating in a way for most black girls. I can remember my mom having MANY questions about how to take care of a black girls hair. I can’t really imagine having a foster parent that isn’t willing to try but their out there and that’s why stuff like this needs to be done.
I am white. I had a foster daughter who was 12 going on 13 at the time with 3c curls.. I (wrongly) assumed she knew how to care for her own hair. By the time I realized we hadn’t been caring for it properly she had one giant mat over her entire scalp. She cried, I cried. We learned together. This would have been so helpful, and maybe would have empowered her to ask for help. We don’t get a ton of money to care for these kids and when they need EVERYTHING hair products get expensive fast. I’m so happy for the kids that will get to benefit from this.
My friend’s mom adopted a kid from Uganda and she took a cosmetology class to learn how to do black hairstyles
Well, as long as they are black, I guess it’s cool
Edit: found ten racists! who’d have thought