My Hair Goes Up: Hair Poetics
My Hair Goes Up uses compositions and poetics to examine the California *CROWN Act (SB 188), a law written to create a respectful and open workplace, and world for natural hair. This book is a poetic tribute to the lofty, helical hair that deserves to exist freely, and it shares a heartening perspective on the matter of the contrived norms surrounding social division. My Hair Goes Up, poetically deconstructs problematic human divisions and finds solutions that will create an equal existence for all people.
*CROWN: Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair
The Author, Dr. Leslie Wilderson, is a native of Queens, New York and currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. After completing her formal doctoral education at Nova Southeastern University in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, she practiced Optometry for 24 years. She has published work on numerous topics in the health and science arena and is now dedicated to using her poetic voice to write about social issues.