In celebration of Black Music Appreciation Month – and ahead of our annual CROWN Day celebrations, celebrating all natural hair (July 3rd) – we’re elevating Black stories and shining a light on the legendary musician and activist, Nina Simone, and her legacy. The music video follows four generations of Black women living their truth and finding self-love through the beauty of Black natural hair – to the tune of the Nina Simone song we all know and love.
Why? Because we should never have to hide or change ourselves to fit somebody else’s ideal. Embracing natural hair builds confidence – and the next generation deserves to grow up feeling empowered by their beauty. Natural hair discrimination still exists. Narrow beauty standards and societal bias unfairly judge and discriminate against Black people based on their hair texture and protective styles. This means that Black women are 1.5x more likely to be sent home from work. Changing natural hair to adhere to social norms or to fit a ‘professional’ office setting is unacceptable and must change.