Dr. Simi Pam
Junior Doctor an Semi-Professional Rugby Player
LET'S TALK ABOUT PLAYING SPORT WITH NATURAL HAIR AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SEEKING PROFESSIONAL HELP.
Playing any sport will always have a natural impact on how you are able to care for and maintain your natural hair, especially when you have afro and curly hair, however when playing contact or collision sports such as Rugby at a professional level, the potential for damage only further increases, threatening over time to cause irreparable harm that can never be repaired.
This was the reality for professional Rugby Player, Simi Pam, who after realising the serious harm the sport was inflicting on her natural coils, was forced to make serious changes to protect her afro, leading her on a journey where everything from her femininity and sense of self to her understanding of what professional help was available was challenged.
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