Check out our most recent grassroots coverage fund submission, “Beneath My Coils and Curls” by Adanna Okorie.
In this video, Adanna explores the complex relationship that many Black women and girls have with their hair, including the pressure to “tame” or straighten their natural hair in compliance with white beauty standards. Adanna also explores the power within Black female hairstyling, and its significance as a symbol for cultural and political identity.
This video was made with support from WSSSA (Women Studies and Sexuality Studies Student Association) and the Concordia Communications Department, with featured footage from Nattes Hair Studio (5180 Monkland Avenue) – a hair salon that specializes in braiding for Black hair.
To check out more of our Grassroots Coverage Fund content or for information on how to submit a request for funding, visit the section on our website