When confronted by the white girls in her ballet class, nine-year-old Mahalia is made to feel like an outsider. In an effort to improve her confidence before picture day, her mother takes her to a salon to have her hair straightened. It is the first time. When the other girls pressure her to join in their fun, it becomes clear that Mahalia isn’t like them.
Themes: racism, self-reflection, embracing yourself, bullying
Advisory: Deals with mature themes that may be upsetting for sensitive viewers.