Aria wants to straighten her kinky, coily, curly hair. But is her desire really about hair. Or is the little brown-skinned girl trying to change herself to fit in and follow the crowd?
Royalty runs through your veins
The task was simple. Visit elementary schools in Philadelphia. Read "Aria's Crown" to students and deliver a message that could change lives:
In a world where black skin is seen as a threat,
In a world that outlaws kinky hair,
I see you in a world that does not.
I know the history. I know the sacrifice.
Royalty runs through your veins.