Many black women grow up being told that in order to be attractive and presentable, they need to tame their hair. Kinky, coily, dark hair is deemed undesirable and less than. Beyond a subject of fashion and attraction, hair is political. In the legacy of the Négritude and Black is Beautiful movements, I present a contemporary imagery of the Black struggle and empowerment.

Exhibited at the inaugural de Young OPEN at de Young Museum, San Francisco
October 10, 2020 – January 31, 2021

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