Panelist-Black Hair: A Complicated History

August 8, 2019


Brooklyn Historical Society

Brush up on the relationship between hair and African American culture.

Lori L. Tharps and Ayana Byrd, co-authors of Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America, weave the tousled history, politics and culture of black hair in America. Joining the conversation is Noliwe Rooks, author of Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture and African American Women. Dana Oliver, Beauty Editor at Yahoo Lifestyle leads the discussion.

Keynote-Chair at The Table: Black Women and Academic Leadership

September 13, 2019


Vanderbilt University

“Chair at the Table: Women and Academic Leadership Symposium,” Friday, September 13, 2019, Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, Community Room, 9:15AM- 3PM; Lite Breakfast Served@ 8:30AM; Keynote Lunch@ 11AM-12:30PM

Exhibition Talk Connecting Afro Futures. Fashion x Hair x Design Conference and Exhibition

October 19, 2019


Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin

Fashion constitutes a system of rules of a highly singular kind, and functions as a trendsetter for social change. Currently, an innovative generation of African fashion designers is engaged in rethinking contemporary “African” fashion while establishing new designer hubs throughout Continue reading →