For all the women in my life that ever doubted themselves due to their appearance.
This project is meant to create positive representation, power, and agency for black girls and
women. This project is meant to encourage discussion and active critical thinking of images and
ideas concerning black women, their appearances, and how media portrays black women. In Black
Hair you, the reader, will get to explore misconceptions concerning natural hair and hair care in
the black community which are often mocked or looked down upon in our society. I hope you
have a wonderful time and learn as much as you can from this book. I also hope that you will
enjoy and participate fully in the questions that will be posed to you later on in Black Hair.
On this page I ask you to take a selfie, draw a picture, or create our own character. Write about your hair experience and
whether any of the situations described in this book have helped inform you or, if you have experienced one of these
situations, write what you did or would have done in order to counter them.