Black history month is very important to celebrate, reflect and commemorate. Why? Because as diverse as we are as a people during Black History Month we can share our collective experience with the world.
With Luri from Afro Stae of Mind
It doesn’t matter what religion you are, where you were born, whether your ancestors were enslaved or not, due to the genocide of Black people on this planet, we all share the same experiences still today.
The fact that Black people are still denied the human right to wear their god given tresses natural is only one of those experiences that we share.
Dreadlocks, Afros are still stereotyped, considered militant styles that are not allowed in the workplace. As a direct consequence 73% of black women are suffering from what experts call relaxer induced alopecia. That is hair loss related to straightening hair. Slamming a weave on top of it is no solution. It barely covers the damage and shame.
So despite the fact that we outspend other ethnic groups 9 times more on hair, we suffer the most hair loss. Needless to say that we have to keep talking about this inequality and social injustice until we get the same rights.
So today, I am giving away a copy of my book Bad Hair Uprooted, the untold hair story of Black Follicles.
You can get a free copy of this book. It’s a beautiful book that features some of my best work. A few classic photos that propelled the natural hair movement online. And it tells the untold hair story of Black Follicles.
I would sincerely appreciate it if you’d support the project by ordering a digital copy of the book for only $9.99. A hard copy is on sale now during Black History Month for $29.99 as well. Click to order Bad Hair Uprooted.
You can get a hard copy for free though by sharing your hair story right here in the comments. It could be why you went natural, why you can’t go natural, a funny story (we all have at least one) or a disastrous/heartfelt one. The most outstanding story will get a free copy.
I am looking forward to your stories!