You Can Touch My Hair, a Short Film

Whether it’s 7-year old Tiana Parker getting sent home from school for wearing locs or Dante De Blasio’s afro being credited for giving his father a boost in the New York City mayoral race, Black hair is consistently subject to unsolicited fascination.  As the final extension of a bold public art exhibit held in New York City this summer, You Can Touch My Hair, a Short Film takes a glimpse into this fascination and how black women, who are often its subjects, feel about it.

  • I am so glad I found this! I recently wrote a post on my blog as an open letter to a man who asked if he could touch my hair, and I feel as though this short film embodies every emotion I have ever felt about the encounter.

    Well done, this is beautiful and insightful!

    • Thanks so much for watching! Glad you liked it :D