After my boyfriend in high school tried to kill himself, I dyed my hair black. I let all the colors in me turn into ash & stone; I let it be known in my face, in my hair. My friends said "You lost your spirit." But I didn't hear it. I was lost in the black he & I created. .Laura Curren. My mom has a love of what my dad calls silly supernatural things. Somewhere between my mom's mysticism & my dad's skepticism, I was born. .Laura Curren.