I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the private screening of “You Can Touch My Hair, a Short Film” presented by un-ruly.com in partnership with Pantene Pro-V in New York City. Un-ruly.com held a two day public art exhibit on June 6, 2013 in Union Square - the crowd and emotions that it created were astounding....Check it out!
The screening of the film was followed by a panel discussion featuring expert cultural critic and writer Michaela Angela Davis, Un’ruly founder Antonia Opiah, model/vlogger Autumn McHugh and facilitated by broadcast journalist, filmmaker and voice-over artist Safiya Songhai.
Un’ruly founder Antonia Opiah
Michaela Angela Davis
Curly connections with Autumn McHugh and Michaela Angela Davis
I really enjoyed the film!
Despite the fact that race became a factor in opinions, I was able to relate to almost every experience mentioned even though I'm Latina. I personally feel that women and men from a global standpoint have experienced some sort of "conversation"in wearing their hair in their natural state (whether it's positive or negative). Being natural comes with a sense of confidence that is achieved in embracing yourself and what you were born with.
A special thanks to Abigail and Antonia Opiah of unruly.com for inviting me to view this magnificent project. I can not wait to see what's next!