Tonight we are stoked to be discussing Black hair (and naturally curly hair). In particular, we're digging into the cultural and personal reasons why so many black women spend an enormous amount of time and money relaxing/straightening their hair.
Black hair is a feminist issue because it is inextricably linked to issues of race, privilege, beauty and class. We're gonna get into this tonight, so please tune in from 8:30 to 9:00 pm on CJSW 90.9 fm, or listen via the web at cjsw.com.
And remember... we podcast our shows, so if you miss the live thing, download the podcast!
Here are some articles/websites that will be referenced in our discussion:
The Michelle Obama Hair Challenge
Chris Rock's Good Hair Day - Chris Rock discusses his new documentary about Black hair
Newly Natural - a website for folks with naturally curly hair
Treasured Locks - natural Black hair care
Black British Feminism: A Reader - see pages 114-117