Wanna Touch a Black Woman’s Hair? This Short Film Explores Why

'You Can Touch My Hair' is a documentary series and panel discussion that explores the fascination with natural hair.

By Jamilah King Oct 21, 2013

A few months ago, a group of black women caused quite an uproar when they stood in New York City’s Union Square with signs that read, "You can touch my hair." Billed as an "interactive public art exhibit," the event allowed anyone to "explore the tactile fascination with black hair by" touching real-life black hair on real-life black women. 

Turns out that event was part of a short documentary series that also included a panel discussion with writer Michaela Angela Davis, model Autumn McHugh, Un’ruly Founder Antonia Opiah and moderated by filmmaker and former Miss Black Massachusetts Safiya Songhai. 

(h/t Urban Bush Babes)