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Tuesday, February 5 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Redefining The Beauty Of African Hair

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Who sets the standards on what is perceived as acceptable hair on an African? Why are we afraid of the kink in our roots? How do we redefine the standard of Beautiful African hair?

In recognizing who we are, we able to respect and improve ourselves as individuals; in turn our immediate environment and the world. Redefining The Beauty of African Hair is a conversation that will dig deep in examining our self worth as Africans starting with our crowns. In the famous words of Lucille Ball "Love yourself first and then everything else falls into line".

We will discuss:
  • A fresh perspective on what it means to be beautiful  
  • How social media is shifting the mindset that western standards (straight hair) are the only acceptable norm. 
  • Breaking negative stereotypes around African hair.
  • How social media is creating new role models for African identity.

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Ade Balogun

CEO, Locitude
Ade is the founder and CEO of Locitude Enterprise, a business that functions as a platform for thousands of people with dreadlocks (locs).After 4 years of battling with societal acceptance of dreadlocks, limited styling options and unprofessional salon services, Ade re-created styles... Read More →

Tuesday February 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm CET
NXT Lit Lab