We asked six ethnically different women to talk about their hair. As one of the visual markers of race, hair plays a big part in personal and cultural expression. In America, people have faced years of discrimination for their hair. Stereotypes include the ‘dumb blonde,’ ‘redheads have no souls,’ and the ‘nappy-headed afro-American.’ Some people change their hair to express themselves while others change it to escape from prejudice. However it is worn, hair can and should be an outlet of personal, cultural and social expression.
Photos By Rebecca Flannery