Miriam Tigist Green was adopted by Clifton Green and his wife. Whilst at home they had no idea what to do with her hair, as both had no experience in braiding. So they considered letting it go as a sign of freedom. But after they both knew that her hair was a strong sign of her African roots so they decided to braid it like most African people did. Although it took a while, Clifton finally mastered the art of braiding.