Detangling the Stigma
Hair has always been a significant way that people across cultures express themselves.

However, if you’re like us, you know that hair comes with a lot of ‘extensions’ so to speak…
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    This month we are calling folks to detangle the politics around hair, redefine the standards for ourselves, and reclaim our own visions of beauty.

    How have European standards and societal expectations affected your relationship with your hair?

    What tips and tricks have helped you care for and style your natural hair texture?

    How do we reclaim autonomy of our natural hair and push back against the patriarchy?

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      Detangling the Stigmas covered how our natural hair is easily oppressed & politicized but is also a tool for self-discovery, worth, and cultural expression. The community shared empowering stories embracing the history, genetics, and natural qualities of all the hairs on our bodies. Together, we reclaimed our beautiful hair from within and continue to show up authentically in our everyday lives.
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      TMS is a community organization celebrating intersectional identities by hosting monthly meetups that navigate conversations on ​​identity, culture, and civic engagement. We create safe spaces for people to listen and learn with each other; to witness and validate the totality of an individual's experience of the world.
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