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Black Hair

February 24, 2021 - 8:21 pm

Kiana Davis is a Renton Technical College adjunct faculty, poet and author working on a project called Unyielding Roots. The project is on hair esteem and self-love amidst a world that doesn’t get your hair culture. (this story originally broadcast in February 14, 2020)

Davis also offers an exciting opportunity for Black women and youth. 4Culture is sponsoring a book that captures stories, poetry, etc. about Black women’s experiences with their hair.

Below is the link for submitting.  For questions, you can reach out to the author, Kiana Davis.

UnyieldingRoots Hair Story


Black Hair Resources from Kiana Davis

Hair Story:Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America by Ayana Byrd and Lori Tharps

The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair Care by Audrey Davis Sivasothy

Hair Story by Ayana Byrd

Hair Matters: Beauty, Power, and Black Women’s Consciousness by Ingrid Banks

Hair Love by Matthew A Cherry

Hair Like Mine by LaTashia M Perry

I Love My Hair! a picturebook by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley


Producer: Yuko Kodama and Sofia Sethi

Photo: Kiana Davis