"Mrs. Obama gracefully handles taking up more space, and it goes beyond hair," explained Mock. "It’s her height, her curves, her eyes, her voice. I just wanted more of her, and that hair was giving me more of her, and symbolically more of all of us — ‘us’ meaning brown girls who feel there isn’t enough space for us."
NOTE: I discuss First Lady Michelle Obama’s photoshopped fro with Patrice Yursik of Afrobella and Image Activist Michaela Angela Davis in a The Root piece written by author Helena Andrews.

"Mrs. Obama gracefully handles taking up more space, and it goes beyond hair," explained Mock. "It’s her height, her curves, her eyes, her voice. I just wanted more of her, and that hair was giving me more of her, and symbolically more of all of us — ‘us’ meaning brown girls who feel there isn’t enough space for us."

NOTE: I discuss First Lady Michelle Obama’s photoshopped fro with Patrice Yursik of Afrobella and Image Activist Michaela Angela Davis in a The Root piece written by author Helena Andrews.

On Sunday, March 25th, I’ll be joining MAD Free with Michaela angela Davis for a Modern Women’s History Month conversation in Harlem at 1pm. Please join us - it’s FREE! - as we discuss image, acceptance, self-definition and a bit of hair too.
Here’s the event’s details:
*MAD Free* with *Janet Mock*
Is proudly a part of *Sundae Sermon * 
Sunday, March 25, 2012  @ 1pm 
El Mueso del Barrio 
1230 5th Ave. @ 105th St. 
Free to the Public.

On Sunday, March 25th, I’ll be joining MAD Free with Michaela angela Davis for a Modern Women’s History Month conversation in Harlem at 1pm. Please join us - it’s FREE! - as we discuss image, acceptance, self-definition and a bit of hair too.

Here’s the event’s details:

*MAD Free* with *Janet Mock*

Is proudly a part of *Sundae Sermon * 

Sunday, March 25, 2012  @ 1pm 

El Mueso del Barrio 

1230 5th Ave. @ 105th St. 

Free to the Public.