So I’ve been getting a lot of questions about why I started this project and what motivated me to take on this topic. If you’re familiar with the natural hair movement, then you know that many natural blogs tend to focus a lot on styling and hair care tips (and I thank God that they do because I learn a lot from them!).
But this blog/project tends to focus more exploring on the thoughts, politics and the history or rationales that underline the way many Black people feel about our hair type and skin color (Though there will definitely be some hair care tips in here too!).
Well, it all happened pretty organically and sprang out of some random events that I couldn’t have planned if I wanted to. I thought about writing it all down and sharing my reasons in a blog post. But I recently gave a talk at Sabines Hallway Natural Hair Salon in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn (and had a great time!) that sort of explained a lot of what motivated me to take this particular angle. This segment of the talk describes the motivations for this project. I’ll share more of the talk in later posts. Enjoy!