In her first article published for VOX ATL, 16-year old Isley writes: "For me, these images were huge. As someone who has had to deal with the hot comb and perm transition into bantu knots and twist outs, and to go from begging my mom for a relaxer, to begging for her to buy me the newest Shea Moisture moisturizer, I understand the struggle. “Black Panther” not only spoke to me because it had dark-skinned woman representation, but it also had women who had the texture of my hair, which is rare."
As YDC's sister in Atlanta nears 20, VOX is still inspiring.
"Black Panther" truly made a statement with the way the hair was handled in the movie, and it is a message that every young black girl needs to hear.