by Saskia Calliste and Zainab Raghdo
Do you love your natural hair?
Some of the world’s most inspiring black women tell us about their attitudes to, and struggles with, their crowning glory. Kinky, wavy, straight or curly, this book will help you celebrate your natural beauty, however you choose to style your hair.
With an overview of the politics and history of black hair, the book explores how black hairstyles have played a part in the fight for social justice and the promotion of black culture while inspiring us to challenge outdated notions of beauty, gender and sexuality for young women and girls everywhere.
The power is in our hair. And we’ve come to tell the world what ours can do!
Also includes 30+ interviews with women of colour about their hair and beauty journey.
Saskia Calliste and Zainab Raghdo are two young and upcoming Black female writers based in London.
Saskia is assistant editor for Voice Mag UK where she writes about societal issues and reviews fringe theatre, including Edinburgh Fringe in 2019. She freelanced for The Bookseller and has had her work published in the 30th-anniversary edition of The Women Writers’ Handbook (Aurora Metro). She is the author of the blog sincerelysaskia.com, has an MA in Publishing and a BA in Creative Writing & Journalism.
Zainab is the author of the blog thecoffeebrk.com and has recently been published in a new arts e-journal, The Bower Monologues.
Zainab has an MA in Publishing and a BA in English Literature and Classical Civilisation.