This piece illustrates the intimacy that comes with hair care and the role it plays in Black American culture. At the focal point of the image is the mother whose hands intricately braid her child’s hair, the grandmother figure stands the tallest and represents ancestral guidance being passed down to younger generations. The action of braiding each other’s hair serves an electric-like current of knowledge and pride. Intergenerational hair care is a form of self-care.
Art Category: Oregon
Imagine A World Where We All Count
Each of us counts and we all deserve healthcare, education, and many other programs whose funding is determined by the Census.
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