RachelSimone Wyley Karla Brundage Micah A. Bledsoe-Holland Margalynne Armstrong

Natural Hair and the Cultural Violence of Identity Erasure

A Talk by Margalynne Armstrong JD , RachelSimone Wyley , Micah A. Bledsoe-Holland and Karla Brundage MFA

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About this Talk

Natural hair figures prominently in the politics of visibility, inclusion, and exclusion within Black anti-racist aesthetics. A legacy of slavery has yielded racially motivated beauty standards that work against Black and Afro-Latina females. How does the physical and cultural violence perpetuated in the quest for “beautiful” hair consequently foment a generational cycle of identity erasure? How do we teach White society that there can never be a definitive reading of Black beauty?

August 07, 2021, 08:15 PM

08:15 PM - 09:30 PM

About The Speakers

Margalynne Armstrong

Margalynne Armstrong JD


RachelSimone Wyley

RachelSimone Wyley

CEO and Founder, Culture Kinesis LLC


Micah A. Bledsoe-Holland

Micah A. Bledsoe-Holland


Karla Brundage

Karla Brundage MFA