One local reporter recently shared her experience of wearing her natural hair on-air for the first time, and the response has been inspiring.

Celebrities like Lupita Nyong’o to Solange Knowles have been leading the charge for more natural hair representation in the media. While the movement has certainly made progress, the slick, straightened “anchor bob” still seems to be the expected style for on-air personalities in local news, regardless of race, Refinery29’s Khalea Underwood recently wrote.

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