Friday, August 28, 2009

Good Hair

I saw the link to this New York Times article about natural hair on Black Girl with Long Hair (BGLH).

Like her, I am also a bit sceptical when I see mainstream media try to write about natural hair, mostly because they either never get it right or because it doesn't say anything that I don't already know. But then again, these articles aren't targeted at people like me, who are die-hard nappies.

What this article does is to explore the debates for and against wearing hair naturally.

For includes (according to people interviewed): Means you have a higher degree of self-acceptance and self-love

Against: You're more likely to fit in or be accepted by the conservative establishment

Comedian Chris Rock has a documentary coming out called Good Hair exploring the whole 'good' and 'bad' hair debate, which looks good. See the trailer.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Do You Have An Afro?

Since I have been too lazy/busy to make proper posts, I'll content myself with sharing links.

Titled Do You Have an Afro, this is a collection of afros taken by New York photographer, Errol.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Female Genital Cutting

This is an interesting article on female genital mutilation or female genital cutting on NEXT:

For the life of me, I still cannot get my head around why and how this could be considered acceptable.