Gorilla Glue Girl Happens When Straight White Girl Hair is the Standard

“Stop showing your natural hair!! Don’t you want me to press it for you? To put a perm in it? To straighten your hair?” I heard that every two weeks from my mother. From the day I defied her wishes to get another perm touch up; forever saying goodbye to the creamy crack. To the day I yelled at her as an adult (from a safe distance that I knew would give me ample time…