Monica Hunter Is The Real MVP For Teaching A White Mom How To Care For Her Adopted Black Daughter’s Hair
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Not all heroes wear capes, but sometimes they show up with a comb, brush, and whole lot of patience. Two years ago, Stephanie Hollifield and her husband became foster parents to a beautiful seven-week-old baby named Haley. While the Hollifields are white and baby Haley is Black, they fell in love with their bundle of joy and eventually adopted her. But there was just one hiccup, Hollifield didn’t know how to take care of her daughter’s hair. So she turned to social media for assistance. After Hollifield took to Facebook to ask for help with caring for her toddler’s hair, Monica Hunter stepped up to lend a helping hand. “A couple of days ago, I posted to Facebook asking for advice on caring for my African American daughter’s hair. As a white mama, I was a bit lost,” Hollifield wrote over the weekend. “This lady, Monica Hunter, who I had never met in person before today, offered to come to my house and walk me through exactly how to style my daughter’s hair,” she said. Hunter not only came through to help teach Hollifield some skills, but she also brought a few much-needed tools as well. “She gave us her time, advice, headbands, combs and hair product,” Hollifield noted. While hair appointments can set people back a pretty penny, Hunter wasn’t in it for the money. She just wanted to make sure Haley’s parents were able to confidently care for their daughter’s hair. “She asked for nothing in return and wouldn’t accept my money. By the time she left I had a little more confidence in fixing my daughter’s hair, and most importantly I felt supported by my new friend.” Hollifield added, “In a time of so much hate and division, our world needs more people like this.” We definitely agree.

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