Facebook: Alexondra Purnomo
Growing up in Portland, Oregon — a burghal that, in my experience, has actual little diversity — I knew early on that I was different. I bethink attractive about my 2nd brand classroom and actuality the alone babe agitation my afro puffs. It’s a alarming feeling. Luckily, none of my classmates fabricated fun of me for cutting my accustomed hair but that’s not the case for everyone. Acceptance are accepting expelled from academy and women are actuality labeled “unprofessional” in the abode for cutting their accustomed hair.
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Alexondra Purnomo, a aboriginal brand abecedary in Rome, Italy, saw this accident in her classroom to one of her new students and reacted in the best amazing way. Her new student, Sasha, happened to be the alone African-American babe in her predominately white classroom. Sasha, Purnomo wrote on Facebook, usually wore her beard in braids, but the one time she came to chic afterwards them she was chastised and teased by her classmates for her accustomed hair:
“Some of the kids fabricated fun of her for her abbreviate hair, so she started cutting a hat to academy and banned to booty it off,” she wrote. She and addition abecedary who works at her academy acclimated this as an befalling to advise acceptance about ancestral differences and how whether you are “short, tall, ablaze skinned, aphotic skinned, blond, brunette, with or afterwards glasses, boy, girl, braid, bun, sneakers, shoes… ” you are appropriate and that’s what makes you, you.