#2 on Essence Magazine's 21 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2021, Edge Control for the Soul is a collection of poems that artfully delves into everyday obstacles black women encounter with poems like "shrinkage" which begins, "My curls shrink. I do not".
Brianna Laren seamlessly interweaves the road to self-discovery with the natural hair journey. She takes readers on a profound voyage through depression "breakage", self-love "protective styles", and overcoming "new growth". Hold on to your edges it' a bumpy ride, but the destination is well worth it.