In September 2021 Saskia Calliste & Zainab Raghdo published a book challenging the stigma around black hair. The project collated interviews from 30+ accomplished Black women, including MP Dawn Butler, comedian Angie Le Mar, entrepreneur Anastasia Chikezie, historian Stella Dadzie, and popstar Jamelia. Some of the world’s most inspiring black women spoke about their attitudes to, and struggles with, their crowning glory.
With an overview of the politics and history of black hair, the book explores how black hairstyles have played a part in the fight for social justice and the promotion of black culture while inspiring us to challenge outdated notions of beauty, gender and sexuality for young women and girls everywhere.
“Hairvolution shares the stories of 31 influential Black women and puts a spotlight on their hair journey. Come along to feel empowered, uplifted and unified. Come along to break down barriers, stereotypes and intergenerational trauma as we bring you a true celebration of Black hair in ALL its crowning glory. “