Most women share an extensive relationship with their hair. It creates experiences, forms relationships, start conversations, and it is used as a source of social exchange. Hair is one of the most talked about subjects amongst black woman and as a result, it becomes a physical manifestation of self-identity. Hair is a freedom of expression that gives women the power and control to define their own beauty.
How can a black woman’s hair be expressed within a digital space? Shifting the conversation away from the one-style-fits-all mantra, The Hairspace Project is a digital space for the progressive discussion and documentation of black hair and women. Through curation and collaboration is a platform for artworks, reflections, interviews and thoughts on why hair is such an important part of a black woman’s appearance from their point of view. The idea is beyond the follicles that grow from one’s scalp; it tells a story that has a journey which is certainly worth sharing.