exist189, Tracee Ellis Ross has launched Pattern, a hair care line that will inspire women from all backgrounds to embrace and nurture their curls and curls with a range of products designed just for them. In the same spirit as an actor and a black woman, Ross pushed for better performance in Hollywood. She plays Joan Clayton
six Gateway to a Powerful Barrier-Breaking Black Woman’s Hair Journey – Issa Rae, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, CHIKA, Marsai Martin, Chloe Bailey & Winfrey – The Hair Tales Depends on original storytelling and discussion. “Being able to have an intentional and intimate conversation with Oprah that I’m the one interviewing her and giving her the space to reveal things I’ve never heard her say before about her own journey is so touching,” Ross said. From horror stories and moments of recovery from adversity, to arriving at a joyous place and celebrating their natural hair, each interviewee displayed great honesty as they told their experiences.
The Story of Mao also came to a critical moment: in March, the House voted 13-00071 passed the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Act, which prohibits hair texture-based and protective hairstyles based on Racial hair discrimination. It is now heading to the Senate for a vote. From conversations with Rae and Martin to Congresswoman Pressley, the series deftly explores the personal stories of Black women of all ages and backgrounds, providing a sense of community and solidarity in ways we’ve never seen before. “The idea stemmed from the need to make some contribution to black lives and black resilience,” explained Davis. “We have stories in our hair.”