For those still feeling the Olympic spirit, Essence has a great interview with gold medalist Gabby Douglas and her mom, Natalie Hawkins. Below are a few highlights, but click through for the entire piece.
On people criticizing Douglas’ hair:
Hawkins: I thought she was a wonderful representation for our country and for African-American women. From the very beginning I thought the focus should have been on her wonderfully amazing talent, and not on how put together her hair was. I didn’t think it was out of place — it was just slicked back. My daughter has internal strength that she exuded that on the floor. She made her dreams come true. That’s where the focus should have been.