10.09.2019

Mixed-ish episode is about celebrating black hair in all its 'gravity-defying, natural glory,' says Tracee Ellis Ross

Mixed-ish episode is about celebrating black hair in all its 'gravity-defying, natural glory,' says Tracee Ellis Ross

Opposing attitudes about hair come to a head in the latest episode of ABC’s black-ish spin-off/prequel mixed-ish.

The episode, titled “Let Your Hair Down,” follows a young Rainbow (Arica Himmel), as well as her younger siblings Santamonica (Mykal-Michelle Harris) and Johan (Ethan William Childress), as they navigate the anxiety-inducing occasion that is picture day. It starts innocently enough, with teacher Ms. Collins (Caitlin Kimball) telling her students they should stay away from weird poses or weird signs and vulgar clothing. But the episode takes a turn when she expressly zeroes in on Rainbow’s big, curly hair.

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