“Dreadlocks are dirty.” Her frosty white words fell upon my melanated skin as they flurried across my 7th-grade classroom. Every student was oblivious to the squall except me. I sat quietly imagining my aunt, whose dreadlocks were so beautifully styled, unashamedly cultured, and so unapologetically black. This was one of the countless instances that left […]
Author: Amaya Moore
Amaya Moore is a Christ follower and a civil rights activist in Southern Maine. Growing up in a state that is one of the least diverse, and least churched, she often finds herself swimming upstream, alone. Amaya is a student at Berwick Academy and a 2021 recipient of the Seacoast Black Lives Matter’s Leadership award.