Curl Generations by The Curl Talk Project

  • Johanna Yaovi
  • Kia Fullerton
  • Tamara Barton-Campbell

The interviews of The Curl Talk Project showed that one of the reasons which causes women to hate their natural hair is the lack of positive intergenerational communications within families when it comes to coils and curls. Family members using terms like ‘coarse’, ‘high-maintenance’, ‘unprofessional’ or ‘difficult’ to define textured hair clearly has an impact on young girls who unfortunately grow up having internalised these negative messages, becoming women with low self-esteem. To raise awareness about this issue The Curl Talk Project and Renaissance Studios partnered to create Curl Generations, an International Women’s Day photo campaign shedding light on curly mother-daughter duos.