Presented by: Free Word. Listen below to the recording:. Ruth employs an archival approach to her work and has performed across the UK and abroad, gracing stages such as St Paul's Cathedral and Lagos International Poetry Festival. Anita Barton-Williams is a poet, translator and producer. She is the mother and father of Heaux Noire: a creative platform and organisation amplifying the work of Black and Brown womxn artists. She lives between London and Brussels. Aliyah Hasinah is an arts producer, curator and poet. She is the Midlands producer for Apples and Snakes; with her work across theatre, poetry and curation being rooted in a decolonial praxis. Aliyah amplifies black and brown artists and seeks to disrupt the status quo of contemporary art.
'Misconceptions about natural hair'
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Years of styling, braiding, pulling, relaxing and sewing in weaves have left a year-old aspiring South African model with a balding head. It is a form of hair loss called traction alopecia, and she was in secondary school when she first noticed her hair was falling out. But the Johannesburg resident is not alone - the condition affects one-third of women of African descent, according to a study in the medical journal Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology. It's just something we don't and won't talk about. We are very ashamed of it," says Bandile.
Bald Black Girl(s)
We apologize that callers may intermittently experience longer than usual wait times. We are working with our phone service provider as they try to improve the situation as soon as possible. Crystal Ugochi Aguh, M. Almost half of black women experience some form of hair loss. However, few doctors are familiar with black hairstyling practices, leaving many women to sort through unhelpful — or even harmful — advice on their own.
Skip navigation! Story from Unbothered. Stephanie Long. In August , I shaved off all my hair. But I was also in need of a spiritual reset after a draining relationship with a toxic ex-partner. I wanted to reclaim my power. I thought: what the hell did I just actually do? In fact, as the days went on, I found that I actually felt the most beautiful I had ever felt.