Lena Waithe Explains Why She Chopped Off Her Signature Locs: 'I Was Holding Onto a Piece of Femininity'
We're still trying to wrap our heads around last month's federal court appeal that says choosing not to hire someone because they wear locs isn't a form of racial discrimination. This is especially disheartening news to accept when you consider the never-ending instances of black women's hair being policed at work and in schools. At first glance, this seems like the type of situation that leaves our collective hands tied. Au contraire; the power of social media has ensured that we'll never stop fighting against such an unfair court ruling. In an effort to keep the conversation going and promote conversation around such an important topic, we're highlighting beautiful black men and women who have taken a stand with the #professionallocs hashtag. See what some of them told us about why they choose to wear their locs with pride.