Inspired by my piece, Natural Hair Journey: One Woman’s Perspective on ‘Going Natural’, I decided to do my senior thesis on the politics and history of black hair back in 2012. Every senior at Purchase College must complete a yearlong project, or senior project in order to graduate. As a journalism student, I decided to do a documentary. It would go on as one of my biggest projects to date and something I’m truly proud of.
Hair Positivity: From Hot Combs to Lace Fronts, Afro Sheen and Afro Puffs, is a little over an hour documentary on the history, politics, and cultural significance of hair amongst black women and how the newly reemergence of the natural hair movement is slowly breaking down barriers in a mostly European-centric beauty culture.