CUT: a zine about getting free by chopping off my hair is a beautifully written, highly engaging piece that documents a journey towards self-reclamation. The personal narratives are interspersed with photographs and provide thoughtful reflections on the harmful effects of eurocentric beauty standards, internalized anti-blackness as a result of limited representation, respectability and desirability politics, and the liberating potential of self-expression on mental health. This zine is restorative. It is an empowering resource for those looking to reclaim their own movements towards self-acceptance and love. Cassandra writes, “I hope it can be helpful in black women’s healing journeys.”

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