Remember that Black weather woman who was fired after she defended her natural hair on her station’s Facebook page? Well Rhonda A. Lee has just been hired by a national network. She had been unemployed for more than a year and a half after her firing in 2012.
Despite the frustration that comes from refusing to change her hair style to have a more mainstream, broadcast aesthetic, Lee says sticking to her values made the pain of unemployment worth it.
It’s revealing to me that you should never give up,” she said. “I tell people that all the time in any speech that I give. For me to actually follow my own advice is a pretty beautiful thing.”
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