Val has lived all 21 years of her life in Humboldt Park, Chicago. She was even born in one of the community’s hospitals and currently works in a local barbershop.
“How is it working in such a male-dominated field? What would you say to other queer and women aspiring barbers?”
“Don’t give into intimidation. If you want it, go out and get it. The only thing stopping you, is you. I’m changing the world one haircut at a time.”