"I conformed and straightened my hair because it was the easy way out. The funny thing is, now that I embrace my curls, something that I hid and tried to hide for so long, it allowed me to start a career at such an early age" - Marlene

https://www.instagram.com/goldennn_xo/

director: EMILIANO STYLES
producer: SHONDRIKA MOSS-BOULDIN, PhD
director of photography: CYRUS HAWTHORNE
editor: NAIMA GOLD
music: TREY HEMINGWAY

*Shot on location in Financial District, Downtown Los Angeles, CA