Filmmakers Crowdfund Funny Short Film On Natural Hair Journey


Two filmmakers are taking bringing humor to the challenge of teaching Black kids to love their natural hair, but they might need you to chip in on the project.

We talk about our hair all the time: how to love what we have; what products will give us the perfect curls; how to nurture healthy hair; why we live for looks sported by Michelle Obama, Lupita Nyong’o, Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross and other Black stars. We could go on, but you can always hit up our Style + Beauty section for more.

The media has been mused on the relationship that Black women have with their hair ad infinitum, dedicating news segments, special programming and even feature-length documentaries like Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” to the conversation.

Now, director Derek Dow and writer Alisha Cowen are once again tackling the issue in a short film called “The Big Chop” with…

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