Does your hair represent who you are? In this twelve-part web series supported by the Black Cultural Archives, a group of actresses (who identify as black) discuss the social, political and economic implications of performing with afro-textured hair. The results were a warm, powerful conversation that was screened in The National Theatre, British Home Office and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Bringing the discussion from the world of film to everyday listeners, actress and lawyer Ayesha Casely-Hayford hosts a regular spot on Wandsworth Radio. Afro Archives On Air is a place to discuss the issues affecting women with afro-textured hair from different angles – often with special guests.
Coming in 2019 is Hair On Trial,
a feature documentary inspired by landmark court rulings against women with afro-textured hair in the workplace. This documentary will bring together mother-daughter pairs to discuss experiences with afro-textured hair, thoughtfully contrasted with experiences of those with different types of hair.
Missed a show? Or looking for a little more detail on what we do here?
Every single transcript of Afro Archives: A Performer's World and Afro Archives On Air has been published online as an Issuu digital magazine, right here!
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