TV presenter, Journalist and Founder of Project Embrace
LET'S TALK ABOUT CURATING ENVIRONMENTS FOR AFRO AND CURLY HAIRED CHILDREN AND THE IMPORTANCE OF UNPACKING TRAUMA AS AN ADULT.
How we feel about our hair, the rituals and routines we practice, the terminologies we use, and our perceptions of beauty, start incredibly young. As children we take in our surroundings in a very matter-of-fact way, often times internalising what we see, experience, or hear and carrying these themes long into adulthood, without necessarily even realising their impacts.
On this episode we will be speaking to Founder of Project Embrace, Lekia Lee, about her childhood journey with her hair, her self love and her culture whilst also taking a look into some of the insights extracted from a new report she curated this year, to understand black womens relationships with their hair.
This episode gives the community a painful but much needed insight into not only the importance of the environments we raise our black children in, but also the ramifications of neglecting to understand the significance of how these environments can impact the trauma they carry as adults.
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