“Black Hair Is..” is a debate, led by six women with relaxed hair and six women with natural hair that explores ideas of what Black Hair should be and what it actually is, by looking at the divides that exist in our community.
We're having this conversation now because although we're in a moment when we're embracing the possibilites of our hair and praising its versatility, certain hairstyles and hair choices are still being penalized.
Our goal for this series is to contribute to creating an environment that allows our differences and choices to stand on even ground.
One part of the series will feature personal stories.
In each video one interviewee will share her story while getting her hair done professionaly.
In the addition to sharing the personal stories of each girl, even more perspective is added to the
series by putting each girl's story into a larger context.
This component of the series will be aimed at surfacing the conversations we're already having and stirring even more dialogue by showing just how multifaceted we are as a community.