Hard Hair Decisions


>>Welcome back so there is a>>Welcome back so there is a
local free event bringing>>Welcome back so there is a
local free event bringing
people together to educate on local free event bringing
people together to educate on
the inequities of poverty. people together to educate on
the inequities of poverty.
Each social Saturday at the the inequities of poverty.
Each social Saturday at the
main Street Street library Each social Saturday at the
main Street Street library
downtown will feature artists main Street Street library
downtown will feature artists
and community organizations and downtown will feature artists
and community organizations and
education housing food and community organizations and
education housing food
transportation and health. education housing food
transportation and health.
So October steam. We’ll focus transportation and health.
So October steam. We’ll focus
on equities and education So October steam. We’ll focus
on equities and education
and in particular educating on equities and education
and in particular educating
people about the bullying of and in particular educating
people about the bullying of
black hair care people about the bullying of
black hair care
the challenge is the curiosity black hair care
the challenge is the curiosity
around black people’s hair have the challenge is the curiosity
around black people’s hair have
led to policies being enforced around black people’s hair have
led to policies being enforced
around anti-discrimination laws led to policies being enforced
around anti-discrimination laws
concerning hiring around anti-discrimination laws
concerning hiring
runs the gamut so joining me concerning hiring
runs the gamut so joining me
now to unpack this a bit as you runs the gamut so joining me
now to unpack this a bit as you
want to Brooks with the now to unpack this a bit as you
want to Brooks with the
Jacksonville library. Thank you want to Brooks with the
Jacksonville library. Thank you
for coming in Jacksonville library. Thank you
for coming in
I think that we have and why for coming in
I think that we have and why
first let’s talk about your I think that we have and why
first let’s talk about your
exhibit because even worked so first let’s talk about your
exhibit because even worked so
hard and I mean it’s exhibit because even worked so
hard and I mean it’s
very exciting that you can walk hard and I mean it’s
very exciting that you can walk
into your public Library for very exciting that you can walk
into your public Library for
free go up a flight of stairs into your public Library for
free go up a flight of stairs
and bowl there’s a beautiful free go up a flight of stairs
and bowl there’s a beautiful
exhibit, so this you this month and bowl there’s a beautiful
exhibit, so this you this month
its perceptions of poverty pop exhibit, so this you this month
its perceptions of poverty pop
you tell us a little bit its perceptions of poverty pop
you tell us a little bit
about that. So pop percent of you tell us a little bit
about that. So pop percent of
the poverty like you just said about that. So pop percent of
the poverty like you just said
it just opened last week last the poverty like you just said
it just opened last week last
Wednesday. it just opened last week last
Wednesday.
>>It will be up until January Wednesday.
>>It will be up until January
and you really get the>>It will be up until January
and you really get the
experience of going across call and you really get the
experience of going across call
3 of our floor, so you want to writings that kind of a pure writings that kind of a pure
pop percent of the poverty. writings that kind of a pure
pop percent of the poverty.
And you want to see art pop percent of the poverty.
And you want to see art
but we really wanted this to And you want to see art
but we really wanted this to
talk about the education and but we really wanted this to
talk about the education and
awareness other organizations talk about the education and
awareness other organizations
that do that work all the time. awareness other organizations
that do that work all the time.
So it was great to be able to that do that work all the time.
So it was great to be able to
pair artists with specific So it was great to be able to
pair artists with specific
community partners so that pair artists with specific
community partners so that
people can community partners so that
people can
what’s going on how can they people can
what’s going on how can they
honestly be helpful so given what’s going on how can they
honestly be helpful so given
like solutions which was just honestly be helpful so given
like solutions which was just
so cool and and some of these like solutions which was just
so cool and and some of these
artists that you have some so cool and and some of these
artists that you have some
great artist. artists that you have some
great artist.
>>local artists in the end great artist.
>>local artists in the end
that them from all over the>>local artists in the end
that them from all over the
country definitely I mean we that them from all over the
country definitely I mean we
get our first look gallery is country definitely I mean we
get our first look gallery is
centric to our community and get our first look gallery is
centric to our community and
the creators that live there. centric to our community and
the creators that live there.
So constantly I’m going out to the creators that live there.
So constantly I’m going out to
shows looking at different So constantly I’m going out to
shows looking at different
artists and what they’re doing shows looking at different
artists and what they’re doing
and trying to figure out the artists and what they’re doing
and trying to figure out the
ways that we can bring that and trying to figure out the
ways that we can bring that
into the city and to expand ways that we can bring that
into the city and to expand
awareness. I love it so check into the city and to expand
awareness. I love it so check
out our local libraries don’t awareness. I love it so check
out our local libraries don’t
sleep on our library, I love out our local libraries don’t
sleep on our library, I love
it. All right so let’s talk a sleep on our library, I love
it. All right so let’s talk a
little bit about the whole idea it. All right so let’s talk a
little bit about the whole idea
for Saturday, it’s hard hair little bit about the whole idea
for Saturday, it’s hard hair
decisions he and I have to say for Saturday, it’s hard hair
decisions he and I have to say
when I launched my natural decisions he and I have to say
when I launched my natural
hair, you know earlier in the when I launched my natural
hair, you know earlier in the
summer. hair, you know earlier in the
summer.
>>The phone blew up. I got all summer.
>>The phone blew up. I got all
kinds>>The phone blew up. I got all
kinds
of e-mails the facebook pages kinds
of e-mails the facebook pages
for 30 in the morning, our of e-mails the facebook pages
for 30 in the morning, our
phone started ringing at that for 30 in the morning, our
phone started ringing at that
we’ve are oh yeah, I mean what phone started ringing at that
we’ve are oh yeah, I mean what
why is that why was that such a we’ve are oh yeah, I mean what
why is that why was that such a
big deal you are really a big why is that why was that such a
big deal you are really a big
inspiration for why we also big deal you are really a big
inspiration for why we also
wanted to This inspiration for why we also
wanted to This
particular program. Every day wanted to This
particular program. Every day
even doing research is particular program. Every day
even doing research is
constantly stories that even doing research is
constantly stories that
showcase you know policing constantly stories that
showcase you know policing
around black hair or people showcase you know policing
around black hair or people
having misperceptions or is around black hair or people
having misperceptions or is
that not even thinking is having misperceptions or is
that not even thinking is
professional as with the your that not even thinking is
professional as with the your
story for the workplace professional as with the your
story for the workplace
environment. That’s story for the workplace
environment. That’s
unfortunately putting people at environment. That’s
unfortunately putting people at
a disposition and already in unfortunately putting people at
a disposition and already in
the equity gap, so we wanted to a disposition and already in
the equity gap, so we wanted to
be able to just educate how do the equity gap, so we wanted to
be able to just educate how do
you understand you be able to just educate how do
you understand you
know challenges, I’m also let you understand you
know challenges, I’m also let
people sometimes also have know challenges, I’m also let
people sometimes also have
challenges within their own people sometimes also have
challenges within their own
here Kat good hair bad way are challenges within their own
here Kat good hair bad way are
strewn here how can we get rid here Kat good hair bad way are
strewn here how can we get rid
of some of those connotations strewn here how can we get rid
of some of those connotations
how can we just of some of those connotations
how can we just
be happy with you have 3 before how can we just
be happy with you have 3 before
a is for the now I know I don’t be happy with you have 3 before
a is for the now I know I don’t
even know a is for the now I know I don’t
even know
all that extra eye rolls are I even know
all that extra eye rolls are I
mean it’s been an education I all that extra eye rolls are I
mean it’s been an education I
think for even as as a black mean it’s been an education I
think for even as as a black
woman did to understand what my think for even as as a black
woman did to understand what my
hair looks like without relaxer woman did to understand what my
hair looks like without relaxer
without straightening it. hair looks like without relaxer
without straightening it.
The interesting thing about without straightening it.
The interesting thing about
this is I think it’s for The interesting thing about
this is I think it’s for
everyone, you know I got me for this is I think it’s for
everyone, you know I got me for
every I got I had white women, everyone, you know I got me for
every I got I had white women,
I got who quit who are asking every I got I had white women,
I got who quit who are asking
questions and they’re like well I got who quit who are asking
questions and they’re like well
gosh I did wear my curly la questions and they’re like well
gosh I did wear my curly la
route de young fundamental gosh I did wear my curly la
route de young fundamental
muscle, curious, how I’m going route de young fundamental
muscle, curious, how I’m going
to be able to raise what kind muscle, curious, how I’m going
to be able to raise what kind
of hair education should I be to be able to raise what kind
of hair education should I be
giving. of hair education should I be
giving.
>>Him and is for all kind of giving.
>>Him and is for all kind of
families because we know that>>Him and is for all kind of
families because we know that
families are getting bland it families because we know that
families are getting bland it
and different people you know families are getting bland it
and different people you know
are you know getting together and different people you know
are you know getting together
more. are you know getting together
more.
>>But still there’s a more.
>>But still there’s a
challenge you know with so many>>But still there’s a
challenge you know with so many
hair care products out there. challenge you know with so many
hair care products out there.
What is the better one so we’re hair care products out there.
What is the better one so we’re
excited to bring some experts What is the better one so we’re
excited to bring some experts
so you could ask them questions excited to bring some experts
so you could ask them questions
and get some really good so you could ask them questions
and get some really good
advice. I loved is it’s all and get some really good
advice. I loved is it’s all
about education and you know it advice. I loved is it’s all
about education and you know it
and we talk about it even in about education and you know it
and we talk about it even in
terms of we’ve done stories and we talk about it even in
terms of we’ve done stories
about young men who got out on terms of we’ve done stories
about young men who got out on
the wrestling mat had to wait about young men who got out on
the wrestling mat had to wait
read saw so there there are the wrestling mat had to wait
read saw so there there are
laws you know and and the more read saw so there there are
laws you know and and the more
we know the better we are going laws you know and and the more
we know the better we are going
to be and the better we’re we know the better we are going
to be and the better we’re
going get along so this is an to be and the better we’re
going get along so this is an
opportunity for us to have going get along so this is an
opportunity for us to have
those hard conversations opportunity for us to have
those hard conversations
and it is again is the Saturday those hard conversations
and it is again is the Saturday
come out, I’ll actually be and it is again is the Saturday
come out, I’ll actually be
moderating a panel with some come out, I’ll actually be
moderating a panel with some
great great experts who will be moderating a panel with some
great great experts who will be
able to talk about this asked great great experts who will be
able to talk about this asked
questions again is that the able to talk about this asked
questions again is that the
Jacksonville library downtown questions again is that the
Jacksonville library downtown
check out the exhibit Jacksonville library downtown
check out the exhibit
perceptions of pop check out the exhibit
perceptions of pop
our up a poverty czar pop perceptions of pop
our up a poverty czar pop
perceptions of poverty. our up a poverty czar pop
perceptions of poverty.
It runs this weekend the event perceptions of poverty.
It runs this weekend the event
from 11 to 4. But that exhibit