"I knew I was indeed different, black at that time."


In answer to the Day 1 Question “When Did You First Realize You Were Black (or X)?”

you jump right in…

the pool, surrounded by a flurry of girlfriends, mainly non-black though.  Yet, when I got out the pool, my hair, which initially had been blown and pressed straight by the ubiquitous hot comb, had now become a soft bundle of curls and frizz.  However all of my friends hair was just straight and hanging down their back.  I knew I was indeed different, black at that time.