Episode 71 | Black Hair Liberation and Empowerment w/ St. Clair Detrick-Jules

Season #2

In this week's episode, we are thrilled to have St. Clair Detrick-Jules, award-winning Afro-Caribbean filmmaker and photographer, back with us. Join us as we dive into her impactful book, "My Beautiful Black Hair 101 Natural Hair stories from the Sisterhood."

St. Clair shares the inspiration behind her book, which emerged from her desire to uplift her sister Chloe, who faced bullying due to her Afro hair. However, as her project progressed, St. Clair recognized that the importance of representation and self-acceptance in natural hair extended far beyond her sister's experience. She passionately highlights the stories of Black and Afro-Dominican women who have overcome adversity, societal pressures, and discrimination, showcasing the beauty and strength of embracing their natural hair.

We explore the significance of including diverse perspectives in this conversation. St. Clair emphasizes that the power of empathy and understanding lies in engaging with stories that might not directly affect us. Hair, she believes, is a universal theme that connects us all, transcending race, gender, and nationality. By encouraging dialogue and fostering a sense of self-love and confidence, we can create a more inclusive and accepting world for everyone.

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