#NowPlaying at the Progressive Pupil office

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Enjoy this custom playlist by our outreach director Shannon Shird. Lemonade a Seat at the Table

Transitioning Our Mindset

Released in 2009, Chris Rock’s documentary Good Hair explores the politics and money behind the Black hair care industry.

This past summer the New York Times featured an op-doc by Zina Saro-Wiwa entitled “Transition.” Her six-minute documentary highlights her personal transition from braids to natural over the course of a seven-month period. Showcasing a movement among Black women who embrace their natural hair instead of using chemical straighteners, she discusses the politics of hair and gender. While watching this documentary, I identified with every minute of her experience. I have had natural hair for the past two years but Saro-Wiwa’s piece caused me to think about hair as an expression mental health among Black women.