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Why I’m Getting My Hair Wet This Summer

As a Black girl, I was told I couldn’t swim. That was a lie.

Photo by Camille Richert from Pexels

We’re in the last stages of summer, and I want nothing more than to submerge myself in a body of water. I want to swim laps in a pool. I want to feel ocean waves pass over me.

And I do not care about my hair getting wet.




Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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