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Sasha Lane |The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Sasha Lane The Miseducation of Cameron Post Movie Poster

If you have not heard of Sasha Lane, let me introduce her with this video from Teen Vogue. The clip is equally as endearing as it is empowering to watch. She touches on the difficulty of being biracial with locs as well as fighting through negativity from others on why she shouldn’t have locs. However, she knows her truth that “you are a Queen, and your hair is just your crown.”

The Movie…

I’m sure you want to watch/listen more of her with that little nugget, and you’re in luck! The Miseducation of Cameron Post is due to come out this summer, August 10 2018. There is not much representation of women with locs in movies, so it is exciting to have this on the horizon.

The movie was directed by Desiree Akhavan who is probably most known for her work with Appropriate Behavior. The unfolding of The Miseducation of Cameron Post is based on the novel of the same title by Emily Danforth. It follows Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) who is sent to a conversion center after she is discovered having a sexual encounter with her best friend. At the center, Cameron meets friends Jane Fonda (Sasha Lane) and Adam Red Eagle (Forrest Goodluck). Together, they navigate life with misguided adults as counselors.

The Meaning…

I have not read the book, and there unfortunately is not a trailer out for this movie at this point, but I am incredibly excited to see the recounting of this story. Sasha Lane also identifies as being gay, so the intersectionality in and off the screen is jam-packed. It is not often we get see a person of color, who is locd, and lgbt staring in a leading role of a movie.

As a note, if anyone is interested in learning more about the dangers of conversion therapy and how you can play a role in stopping it in the US, please read more into the NCLR’s work with #BornPerfect.

If you are an LGBT+ or questioning person needing someone to talk to, please check out The Trevor Project. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being LGBT+. Moreover, there is a world of people (myself included) out there who believe your life is worth living as you are.

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