A Much Needed Children’s Book To Put Your Child on The Path Towards Embracing Their Natural Hair
A Harsh Experience Ends With a Creative Beginning
Many of us have salon and barber shop horror stories. The common theme in most horrors have to do with stylists not understanding how to treat and handle afro-textured hair.
We’ve been “fried, dyed and laid to the side” in African-American establishments. We’ve been we’v e been almost embalmed, barbequed and blown dry at 300′ degrees in the Dominican and Brazilian salons. Because as most of us know, being of Afro heritage is not necessarily an indication that one know how to treat Afro hair.
Writer, Ama Yawson recently had a truly sad experience which she details in a piece from The Grio, below. Yet this experience led her to write a truly warm and engaging children’s book which she offers free to all. To get the book to print. Ms. Yawson has created a Kickstarter campaign which we wholeheartedly support. We need to teach our children from a young age to appreciate their natural hair and we as mothers have a responsibility to insure our children know theirworth.
The kickstarter campaign allows for donations as low as $1.00 and is a vehicle for ordering unillustrated, illustrated, animated and print versions of the book. Every person who donates receives a version of the book.
Please check this worthwhile campaign. We know that if we want to have self-affirming works in media, we have to write them ourselves. This wonderful woman has written a book that would do well in every young black child’s library.
Kickstarter – Sunne’s Gift Honoring Natural Hair