Category: Hair Braiding

Let Her Braid!

I’ve been following a story in Texas about a woman, Isis Brantley, who teaches hair braiding at her Dallas Institute for Ancestral Braiding.  Texas officials said her school’s graduates could not be certified because her school didn’t comply with barber school standards. Brantley sued in federal court, saying […]


Okay, Tom and the teachers at Portland High, this is for you.  I joined the teachers for their Book Club in which they’d read THE GOOD BRAIDER.  We talked about many themes in the book. Then English teacher Tom Talarico had the idea that if he used the […]