“I was getting the lice check you get before the end of first session and the person doing the check started off by saying, ‘Wow, you have so much hair.’ Whatever, I get those comments a lot and it could’ve been meant in a weird way but fine. Then she started saying things like ‘I don’t even know what I would do if I had your hair. How do you deal with it?’ She was asking me a lot of different questions and it felt very inappropriate for the situation. I felt like she was implying straight hair was good hair and my texture wasn’t. I was definitely hurt by that and very uneasy after that. I was more shocked than anything. She did lice checks for more than just me so would have encountered other black hair and I was wondering if she had asked others those questions before. That interaction really bothered me.”
—Aloha, Camper, 2018
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