Jestina Clayton

March 16, 2015

Jestina Clayton—her name means justice in her native language—fled the Sierra Leone civil war to come to the United States for a better life.  Since coming here she has graduated from college (Weber State, 2008), met and married her husband Paul, and become the mother of two with a third on the way. Jestina has been braiding hair since her childhood in Sierra Leone.  In 2005, as a college student with a young family, she started braiding hair for money.