BASE Love Yourself event fights mental health taboos

Keneesh McKenzie wore an orange and brown patterned head wrap that is now a vision of beauty but once was a sign of servitude.

“There was time in the past when black women were mandated to cover their hair in public,” she said.

“This was in the southern states of America back in the 1700s and even though it was something meant to oppress them they became resilient and creative from it by using different colors and fabrics and appeared even more beautiful and alluring,” said McKenzie, of Tignon Headwraps.

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