Hair We Go Again: What We Should Really Celebrate About Gabby Douglas & Simone Biles

Team USA gold medalists

Team USA Gold medalists Alexandra Raisman, Madison Kocian, Lauren Hernandez, Gabrielle Douglas and Simone Biles / Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Gold medal Olympians, Gabrielle (Gabby) Douglas and Simone Biles, have reached unprecedented heights and have repeatedly demonstrated that they are two of the world’s greatest gymnasts. Their achievements are unrivaled and both women have shown all of us how graceful and remarkable they are through their dedication to excellence. They have quickly become our country’s darlings and brightest stars and serve as role model to girls (and boys) who aspire to be great one day. So why do we have to discuss hairstyles about these women?

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Hair we go again with this “simple” conversation that we had four years ago when Gabby Douglas showed us how great she is.

As a clinician and parent, it breaks my heart that Black America continues this debilitative discussion about two of our greatest athletes and how they wear their hair when they compete.