“We have to do the work so that our daughters don't have to have this conversation...”
- Michaela Angela Davis
Last night marked the first of many conversations to come, hosted by the Hair Rules Salon in Upper West Side NYC, about Tangled Tales - a community conversation about hurt, hair and heeling. LBS contributor Desiree was on the scene to capture pics and report on the eye-opening event!
So who was talking? Faith-based therapist Jacqueline S. Williams, image extraordinaire Michaela Angela Davis, and the texture guru of Hair Rules himself, Dickey sat down with a handful of beautiful everyday women who came out to engage in some good discussion, all in the effort to build collective self esteem.
We asked and answered tough questions and revealed some personal manipulations that have only stemmed from other people’s ideas of ourselves. This is the kind of opportunity that helps us change ideas we have to ones that uplift us. It reminds me of the recent debate happening over at HuffPost Black Voices called Split Ends: A Natural Versus Relaxed Hair Roundtable.
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In a video series hosted by our recent "Get Like Me" honoree - style & beauty editor Julee Wilson, she sits down at a roundtable to discuss the debate over relaxed, natural and everything in between. Things get pretty heated in the video and an interesting discussion continues in the commentary section about the importance of these conversations in our community.
It's such an interesting topic for discussion and much needed. The next Hair Rules discussion is proposed for mid-October and will focus on the topic "What should we expect from our salons?"
Will you be joining in on the convo? How do you feel about your hair? Chime in!
- Reporting by Desiree Chase