I’d like to Thank Heidi, the Alumni Relations Manager, at the Oliver Scholars Program (of which I am a Proud Alum) for supporting It’s Not Stamped On Your Forehead.
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Thank You to Hanri for purchasing a ticket to It’s Not Stamped On Your Forehead. He’s attending the August 1st performance at 7:45pm.
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My cousin Sharon and her husband bought tickets to It’s Not Stamped On Your Forehead. They’re seeing the August 3rd 6pm Performance.
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And Happy Birthday Sharon! Many More! Love You!
Her Experience Is Not Exactly Like Anyone Else’s
So I’ve been having a bit of fun with these posts today. But the most important thing to know about Black People Who Went to Prep School in New Hampshire is that while it is a shared experience everyone goes through something different.
All Black people are not the same and not all Black experiences are either.
She Had A Hard Time Finding A Place To Get Her Hair Done
This certainly probably applies more to girls than boys. But while I lived in Brownsville there were several places for me to get my hair done within walking distance. In Concord the nearest Black salon was about an hour away. I spent most of my time at SPS with my hair in a state my mother called – “not done”. I just had to get over having to keep my hair a certain way. It was more sleep or curled hair. Sleep always won.
She Wanted To Learn Everything About Her Heritage
Being in New Hampshire made me keenly aware of my race so it forced me to think about who I am and how I came to be. Shout out of thanks to Ms. Carter who ran the only African-American history seminar. (Her reading list was ridiculous but I finished it.)
Nothing’s more comforting than knowing where you come from when you’re out of your comfort zone.