The transition

Story/Video posted May 10, 2019 in Arts & Entertainment by Tateyana Frazier.


Penn State senior Whitney Barnet transitioned from relaxed hair to natural hair in 2015 after wearing straight hair from her early teen years.

Over the years she said she damaged her natural curl pattern. It has taken her years to get it back. She says her natural hair makes her feel more powerful and, in fact, political.


Whitney Barnet says she has found companionship in Penn State's natural hair club Locks, including President Destiny Murielle, left, and Vice President Demi Murielle. Photo courtesy of Whitney Barnet