Many wonder the reasons that people often point to the color of their skin, the texture of their hair, their ancestry, history, gender, and other embodiments. And yet as the song by India Arie so keenly states, “I’m Not My Hair,” we are not the images presented in this world. Yet through these images we perceive each other. The focus on Gabriel Douglas’ hair while she was making history is an example of seeing images and not people. Our perceptions can lead to misinterpretation and then to harm and suffering. For this reason there are sanctuaries created to heal the suffering caused in the misinterpretation and ultimate oppression, personal and systematic, within our society….