Afro Comb Podcast

Interlude - Curls Matter ft Dzorai

June 19, 2020 Ropafadzo Murombo Season 1
Afro Comb Podcast
Interlude - Curls Matter ft Dzorai
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Afro Comb Podcast
Interlude - Curls Matter ft Dzorai
Jun 19, 2020 Season 1
Ropafadzo Murombo

Interludes are an opportunity to get to know the host, Ropa.  In each season , we will sprinkle different interludes in which Ropa gets to reveal aspects of her life. In this debut interlude, we get to know why Ropa named the podcast Afro Comb. We also explore her experiences learning to fall in love with her natural hair. She brings along Dzorai, who, just like Ropa, was born and raised in Zimbabwe. Together, they explore the complexity of growing up in a society that taught them to apologize for their nappy hair, before it taught them how to love it. They discuss the practice of using hair relaxer to permanently straighten hair. They touch on the narrowness of the definitions of 'neat', 'presentable' or 'professional' hair. They laugh and heal from the trauma of hair salon experiences with people who did not know how to properly care for natural hair. The conversation ends on a positive note about how they individually unlearned the hatred for natural hair, and began to embrace their own.

In this episode, we also give a not to some of the people and organizations that have allowed us to come this far as a podcast, 

Thank you to Garey Godson and HKMK for the intro track

Thank you to Bekech Berlin for allowing us to record at their studio

Thank you for Bear Radio Berlin for resources, and continued support in the podcasting journey

Show Notes

Interludes are an opportunity to get to know the host, Ropa.  In each season , we will sprinkle different interludes in which Ropa gets to reveal aspects of her life. In this debut interlude, we get to know why Ropa named the podcast Afro Comb. We also explore her experiences learning to fall in love with her natural hair. She brings along Dzorai, who, just like Ropa, was born and raised in Zimbabwe. Together, they explore the complexity of growing up in a society that taught them to apologize for their nappy hair, before it taught them how to love it. They discuss the practice of using hair relaxer to permanently straighten hair. They touch on the narrowness of the definitions of 'neat', 'presentable' or 'professional' hair. They laugh and heal from the trauma of hair salon experiences with people who did not know how to properly care for natural hair. The conversation ends on a positive note about how they individually unlearned the hatred for natural hair, and began to embrace their own.

In this episode, we also give a not to some of the people and organizations that have allowed us to come this far as a podcast, 

Thank you to Garey Godson and HKMK for the intro track

Thank you to Bekech Berlin for allowing us to record at their studio

Thank you for Bear Radio Berlin for resources, and continued support in the podcasting journey