Stimming by Tressa Ford

mother braiding daughters hair

Run your hands through the thick, silken whole of it

Once

Twice

Divide into three equal sections

Right over middle, left over middle 

Repeat

Fold one strand in half

Braid in end

Braid in loop

Pull remaining strands through 

Divide into three

Keep braiding

Hold finished work pinched between your fingers 

One breath

Two breaths

Unravel

Repeat

About the Author

Tressa Ford is a queer writer and an eternal student. They were born and raised in the Kootenays, but have had many different homes. Their love of writing is born out of a deep and abiding respect for the power of stories.

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