nappy & natural: the women in this empowering docu short denounce hair discrimination

May 22, 2018
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Aimed at signing a light on the daily discrimination and shamming of countless young black girls who are penalized at school to the grown women who are at risk of losing their jobs or being labeled ‘unprofessional’ for wearing their natural textures to school and work, ‘PICK’ takes steps at breaking the stigmas that disproportionately affect black women. The film follows a young girl, 11-year-old Alliyah, who wears her afro to school on picture day and the micro-aggression and racism she receives because of her hair. When its time to take her picture, Alliyah must decide to follow her heart and wear her natural out or cover it up for the photo.

Based on real conversations and experiences, the filmmakers hope to raise enough money for the production costs of the film in order to make it accessible to a wide audience to promote a peaceful, more inclusive society. Learn more about “PICK”‘s Kickstarter project, here.