How unthinking, uninformed and unwoke can the Evening Standard Magazine be to airbrush the crown of braids from an artist famous for her work - don’t touch my hair.
The headline even: Owning my body is really important to me.
So ES airbrushes her hair.
“Braiding is an act of beauty... and an act of tradition - it is its own art form”
So go ahead censor her life and art.
Want a lively informative conversation ask a black woman about her hair, what she thinks about it and how it’s been represented over the last 50 years.
But don’t touch it.
Read more about the black American experience here as told by Ta-Nehisi Coates.