Dr. Teresita (Tere) Garza, Mentor
Don't Just Scratch The Surface! Natural Hair As A Cross-Cultural Symbol of Resistance and Affirmation
This presentation will emphasize two meanings typically assigned to natural hair as described by author Shauntae White. In her piece, White points out that going natural is largely “an act of resistance and affirmation.” This is because to Naturals, natural hair resists the stereotypical, largely Caucasian-based standard of beauty; and it has developed into a symbol of self-affirmation through acceptance of one’s natural hair.