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Changing women and the Big Chop, Dutch Diaspora Films

On November 3rd, I had the honor to moderate a panel at DBUFF, the Da Bounce Urban Film Festival in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. DBUFF, celebrating its 5th anniversary, featured 35 movies from Black directors. One weekend long an audience could enjoy a wide variety of films from Hollywood to independent productions covering themes from racism …

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Linda “Mosetta” Jones about the 20th Anniversary of A Nappy Hair Affair

In the late 90s, during the frontier days of the natural hair movement, we had no special “curl definers,” natural hair “puddings” or “detangling” products. And if we were in a conundrum about how to take care of our kinks, coils and curls, since youtube did not exist and natural hair salons were rare, we …

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Going natural Video Diaries

Send us your Hair Video Diary

Video Diaries is a series that follows the Natural Hair movement as it unfolds. With so many Youtube channels, blogs and other hair care busineses on the rise, the renaissance of natural hair is undeniable. However, for most women in the Diaspora going natural is still quite a challenge.

Sweet Africa natural hairstyles story

Sweet Africa with the Tread Wrap Hairstyle

Initially hair loss due to an autoimmune condition. Then my reason for staying natural was my love for natural Afro hair. Name: Sweet Africa Occupation: Occupational Hygienist Location: Toronto, On, Canada   Hair Type: 4-a/b Hair Style: Thread wrap Fav. Products: Shea butter and coconut oil Fav. Hairstyle: Twists Natural for: 5 years   Method …

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