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Hair rac

The girls of Pretoria have had enough! They are embracing who they are by saying, "NO we won't straighten our hair!” They love who they are but their school education system is telling them that they are not good enough, that what nature has given them is not satisfactory and that they have to conform to European stereotypes by 'taming' their hair with harsh chemicals. This photo project aims to support the girls in Pretoria by inviting women to express themselves as they are, celebrating their inheritance in their appearance. School is a place to learn and grow, most importantly to learn about oneself so as to be able to navigate a happy and fulfilling life. If the education system is sending girls this message then it is a form of abuse. It is doubly damaging, firstly by attacking girls' self esteem with the message that to succeed in life they need to 'whiten' their appearance, and secondly by encouraging them to use toxic chemicals. Aboriginal Hair Press For Progress Adult Afrohair Close-up Curly Hair Day Embrace Hair Rac Human Hand Indigenous People Leisure Activity Lifestyles Looking At Camera One Person People Portrait Real People Studio Shot Young Adult Young Women Your Voice