Tylah

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Tylah

Instagram: @sweetteatylie

DOB: 10/8

Occupation: Teacher and Basketball Coach

Hobbies: No Particular ones

Dream: To run my own businesses and to make a difference in multiple communities

While working as a leasing consultant in 2015, I decided to wear my hair curly since I was transitioning*, so I put my hair in a roller set Sunday night to prepare for work on Monday. When Monday morning came and I took the rollers out, it looked great. I finished my morning routine and started my day. I only had to wear this style a few days which was, just days before I was scheduled to get a hair-install* Thursday. My birthday was that Friday and I wanted to prepare for it the day before. At the time I was working with two other women in the office.

 

One was a Caucasian woman who worked as my property manager. The other was a bi-racial Caucasian and African American woman who worked as the assistant manager. When I walked into the office on Monday I was greeted by both of my co-workers with compliments on the outcome of my hair roller set. I said thank you and went on to perform my daily duties. For the following day, I’ll admit, I didn’t set my hair the night before but the curls were well intact. Again, I was greeted with compliments on my hair. That evening, I went home and reset my curls. On Wednesday morning, I wasn’t greeted by my co-workers. Instead, I was called into a staff meeting. I had no idea what was going on, but I soon realized the two women were sitting in front of me to discuss the company’s “policy on grooming

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