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On Texturism: Bodacious Mane, Big Hair Don't Care

"What we need right now is more women who have detoxed themselves so completely from the world's expectations that they are full of nothing but themselves. What we need are women who are full of themselves. A woman who is full of herself knows and trusts herself enough to say and do what must be done. She lets the rest burn.”

Glennon Doyle, Untamed

I am so grateful for the abundance of vocabulary I have learnt over the years so to articulate the way I feel.

Lately, I have been thinking about “texturism” and how it has been impacting women’s lives, how it historically has affected how others may have treated and behaved around you.

According to an article i read in @naturallycurly - “texturism”, as the name implies, is the idea that your hair texture is an inherent indicator of your overall superiority.”

Hair is the thing I have been the most conscious about growing up, mainly because all the remarks I heard about my own + nobody knowing how to deal with it around me.

the 80s

That is one of the reasons why hair has an important place in my practice, from the Afro Fairy collection, to the CROWNED or again the Afro Dancers.

This bodacious mane collection is another way for me to cope and finally celebrate the type of hair I wished I had seen more represented growing up.

I’m spoiling my inner child with the images I didn’t know I craved.

Hope you enjoy <3

Find the complete collection here

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