Last month, I traveled to New York to take part in a video web series called The Curls Room.
The Curls Room, which kicked off in July of 2015, is an awesome video series all about natural hair. Akilah Hughes, the creator, is a staff writer and comedian at Fusion, who has set about to bring hair acceptance to the masses. On The Curls Room YouTube channel, you can find both men and women discussing their hair journeys, everything from learning to love their hair to the big chop to the best birthday gifts for people with curly hair (FYI, I’m happy to accept any and all of those gifts *koff*September 8th*koff*).
After subscribing to the channel and watching the videos, I knew I wanted to be a part of this project. I am so not social media etiquette savvy. Should I tweet about it? Update my status on Facebook about it? How do I get down without seeming try-hard? So, I left comments after a few videos posted to the site, just casually mentioning that I loved what they were doing and Oh, Hey! If you would ever want to talk to me about my hair journey, I’d love that. Here’s a link to everything I’ve ever done that’s hair related!
I was #pressed (ha, look at what I did there).
As it turned out, I had a connection to one of the producers. I reached out and that’s how I found myself on a train one Monday morning headed to New York to film my spot for The Curls Room. You can read about that adventure here.
My video, “I don’t need to ‘fix’ my hair” premiered today! Many thanks to super producers Mona Panchal and Dodai Stewart for this great opportunity. Standing O to Akilah Hughes for this phenomenal creation. Check out all that The Curls Room has to offer and be sure to “like” Fusion on Facebook!