The Day I Lost My Hair

  • Stephanie Awotwi-Pratt
Keywords: racism, hair, Ghanian, British


This personal essay is deeply personal and self reflexive point in my life where I experinced racism as a child.

Author Biography

Stephanie Awotwi-Pratt

Stephanie Awotwi-Pratt is a Gender and Women’s Studies student with an interest in African and Black female experiences of oppression, racialization, and sexism. The poem encapsulates some of the origins of racialization Black and African women faced and continually face as a direct result of colonialism. Histories of fraught race and gender relations between African women and colonized oppressors, supplement understandings of race relations today.