"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.