‘Blackness is determined by more than skin colour’: Emma Dabiri and gal-dem on black hair

Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff from gal-dem interviews Emma Dabiri on her debut book, Don’t Touch My Hair. From pre-colonial Africa and anti-capitalism, to European beauty standards and the experience of growing up mixed-race in Ireland, they discuss why black hair matters.

This video was filmed at Peckham Palms with hairstyling by Augusta Sesay (for Emma Dabiri) and Ebuni Ajiduah (for Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff). Read the full interview at: gal-dem.com


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