In the Blackseat

Episode 11 | In the Blackseat with Black Hair

November 11, 2020 Liz M. Season 1 Episode 11
In the Blackseat
Episode 11 | In the Blackseat with Black Hair
Show Notes

The policing of Black bodies is nothing new. Others have made judgments about our features as being inferior, and hair is included in that. Media often depicts long, flowing hair as being good and desirable, which left Black women to try and keep up with that standard, or forge a new path. In true sista fashion, we have taken the reins of our hair-story, and rock everything from braids to curls to perms to weaves. Even in that freedom, we still have to reckon with how we were raised to view our hair and the struggles we face today, as well as how we communicate about our hair to the next generation.

I am excited for you to hear the raw, unvarnished hair journeys of my three guests - Kim, Melitta and Milan.  We had an absolute ball in our sister circle, sharing how our views of our hair have changed over time, straight up truths related why touching our hair is verboten, how we feel about being fully who we are in corporate America, and as always, their Black heroes (with a hair twist!)