Happy Black Girl News: Franchesca Ramsey Poses With Tiana Parker, Girl Banned For Dreadlocks

October 4, 2013  |  

Natural hair vlogger Franchesca posted a picture today of herself with 7 year old Tiana Parker on Instagram. In case you don’t remember, Tiana Parker was the little girl who was dismissed from school when administers said her hair, which she wears in dreadlocks, was unacceptable for school. After the incident received national attention and Tiana received an outpouring of support from women, particularly black women around the country, the school lifted the ban.  Recently, Tiana’s mother sent Franchesca an e-mail saying she wanted to meet Franchesca and that’s just what they did. This is caption Franchesca posted with the image.

Imagine my surprise this morning when I woke up to an email from Tiana Parker’s mom, letting me know they were in NY today! (If you remember, Tiana was sent home from her school a few weeks ago because of her #locs) We went out to lunch and had a really wonderful time chatting about school, NY and of course #naturalhair! Tiana is so funny, smart, confident and incredibly sweet. I’m so honored to be considered one of her hair inspirations. THIS is why I make videos! Meeting her has definitely been a career highlight #locs #naturalhair

We love it! With all the mess her school put her through, it’s absolutely beautiful that she has such an accomplished and beautiful role model.

This is too precious!

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