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Saturday, October 19 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Trauma, Tresses, and Truth: Untanging Our Hair Through Personal Narrative

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Natural hair, whether in the form of braids, afros, dreadlocks, or other natural styles, has always been political. Panelists read about true-life experiences impacted by their hair, illuminating the absurdity of trying to enforce white hair-care grooming standards on African American women.

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Lyzette Wanzer

Author, Authors Guild
Lyzette Wanzer is a writer, editor, and creative writing workshop instructor. Her work reflects the peri-racial, social, and economic experiences of African-Americans and others in these times. A flash fiction connoisseur and essay aficionado, her work has appeared in Callaloo, Tampa... Read More →

Authors
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Lyndsey Ellis

Lyndsey Ellis is a fiction writer, essayist and editor who's passionate about exploring intergenerational struggles and resiliency in the Midwest. She's a 2018 recipient of a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and 2016 recipient of the San Francisco Foundation's Joseph Henry... Read More →
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Rose Heredia

Rose Heredia is Dominican-American and from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco. She is a VONA/Voices alum, has read at the InsideStoryTime series, The Racket at Adobe Books, Lit Crawl 2016, Lit Crawl 2017, and... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Artillery AG 2751 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Attendees (10)