I was watching the Grapevine the episode on biracial blackness and one of the people brought up a good point. She said the natural hair community was made by black women for black women to embrace their natural hair. But for some reason biracial women with big bouncy curls are the forefront or the poster girls for the natural hair movement. She made a point saying we let them enter our space. She also said anytime we let biracial women into our safe spaces, they become the poster girls for it e.g “black celebrities” - Zendaya, Tracee Ellis Ross, Mariah Carey, Halle Berry, Alicia Keys etc. Sure we have our own fully black celebrities we can name but the mixed race celebs are always at the forefront of it all.
For many black women, hair is seen as a form of self expression of one’s heritage, emotions and identity. I have taken these series of photographs to celebrate black hairstyle and nature hair, to encourage black women to take ownerships of the natural hair.