Sisters Linnet Early Husi and Rosalind Early on natural hair in childhood, relaxers in adolescence, and growing up and into hairstyles that speak to who they are as Black women.
Rosalind Early & Linnet Early Husi
Rosalind Early earned her BA in English Literature and Germanic Languages and Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, where she currently works as the features editor for Washington magazine. Linnet Early Husi has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and teaches social studies in St. Louis, Missouri.
Posts by Rosalind Early & Linnet Early Husi
The real Elvis is American, remember, and America is a consumer society. The desires we project, the stuff we buy—that is what feels real to us. It lets us have any Elvis we want. He left plenty of kitsch in his wake, plenty of pseudo-religion, plenty of Elvis jokes—but he was not, is not, a joke. He lived our contradictions, released our inhibitions, and lost himself in the process.