Changing Minds One Head at a Time
Happy New Year to you all and once again I’m so sorry it’s been so long since I’ve updated my blog or done a video! I’ve been preparing quite a few blog posts and videos for you over the last few months and now I’m ready to share them with you!
Firstly, as you can see I’ve updated my website and given it a long over due spring clean. Please do have a browse and check out the new content I’ve included. There’s more to come so stay tuned.
I’ve also finally begun the official Curly Blossom Project. As I mentioned on my ‘About’ page. This project (as is the whole website) is really seeking to encourage women with kinky, coily hair to fall in love with their hair again and find the strength and inspiration to continue to plough through their natural hair journey in every stage.
What’s it about?
This project is taking the form of a series of photographs featuring everyday London women wearing their hair in their everyday styles. These women all have tightly coiled hair, the kind of hair that is so under represented in mainstream media and even in the natural hair community itself. It is still seen as that ‘nappy’, ‘untameable’ kind of hair that no-one really wants to have.
Coily natural hair is often only deemed acceptable if altered or in particular so called ‘well done’ complicated or intricate braided styles. Yet I want to show that natural kinky hair is everyday hair just like with any other hair type. I believe that all women with this hair type should feel comfortable to wear it as it is each day.
Placing these ordinary women on a platform conveys the idea that actually the ordinary is extraordinary, the everyday is uniquely beautiful and simply being you is best.
I'm hoping to photograph up to 100 women during the course of the year. Of course I don't know how many will be willing to participate but I hope that this will be an ongoing, fluid project where many will be eager to be involved. If you would like to feature within the project please contact me here.
I hope you find the project helpful to you in your own journey. Please do share it with others who you might feel would benefit from viewing it. Check out how it's going here.
Let's change minds one head at a time!