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My Hair, My Crown

2018, Synthetic hair, cotton, and satin rollers. Photographer: Brea McAnally

 
 

MY HAIR, MY CROWN

Birthed in 2014, the conversations my sister and I shared when she was braiding, twisting, flat-ironing, and sewing-in my hair was what mattered. Thinking about the sacredness and intimacy shared between two people as one is touching and sitting patiently to get their hair done fascinates me. “My Hair, My Crown” is about celebrating the process, outcome, and self-empowerment of getting one’s hair done with in the Afro-Caribbean and African-American culture.