Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I Love My Hair: An Ode to Natural Hair
This video has been making the rounds on the natural hair blogs in the last couple of weeks.
In it, a little Muppet girl (of African descent) sings a love song to her hair. She talks about all the different ways she can style her car.
"I Love My Hair" debuted on the Oct. 4 episode of Sesame Street. It was posted on the show's YouTube page — and since then the video has been shared the world over.
On NPR, Joey Mazzarino, the head writer of Sesame Street, is also a Muppeteer who wrote the song for his daughter. Mazzarino is Italian. He and his wife adopted their 5-year-old daughter, Segi, from Ethiopia when she was a year old. Listen to the interview here.
In the interview, Mazzarino references how the Chris Rock documentary Good Hair brought to his attention the pressures that black women face to wear their hair in straighter styles.