St. Clair Detrick-Jules, in conversation with Brandi Clarke and Brigid Carmichael, discusses My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood

A collection of empowering stories and captivating photos, My Beautiful Black Hair celebrates an aspect of Black femininity--natural hair--and embraces it as a central part of Black womanhood.

A powerful celebration of self-acceptance and sisterhood. - Kirkus Review

My Beautiful Black Hair is a book about Black women embracing their natural hair. One hundred and one Black women share their stories of learning to love their natural hair and the immense power in that self-love.

St. Clair Detrick-Jules was inspired to write the book when her little sister, Khloe, came home from preschool where a classmate had told her that her hair was ugly. St. Clair wanted to send a message to Khloe and young Black women everywhere that their hair is beautiful just the way it is.

The stories she captured reveal both the depth of the physical and emotional damage done to many women by relaxing their hair and trying to make it look acceptable, and the incredible resilience, self-love, and acceptance they gained by learning to embrace their hair and free themselves from Eurocentric beauty standards.

Accompanied by beautiful and intimate photographs of each woman, the book is an encouraging voice for young Black women and the adults who remember their own journeys to self-acceptance. (Chronicle Books)

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 6:00pm
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My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood By St. Clair Detrick-Jules Cover Image
ISBN: 9781797212197
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 28th, 2021