I run a multi-arts project exploring Black hair and heritage. Find out more below and contact me here if you want to collaborate!
Pictures by Tishon Nicholson @tishon.jpg
The Salon was an intimate evening exploring black women, femmes, hair and nostalgia held in September 2019 – featuring a zine launch, discussions, music, poetry and drag. We had music from Nawi Collective, poetry from Loussin-Torah and a performance from drag queen, Son of a Tutu. We also had inspiring words from guest speakers, Ruth Sutoyé: Creator and curator behind Bald Black Girl(s), Sicgmone Kludje: Co-founder of Black Girl Knit Club, Councillor Vicky te Velde: Labour Councillor for Wood Street, Sandra Shakespeare: Co-founder of Museum Detox. This event was part of the Waltham Forest, London Borough of Culture.
My exhibition Plaits, Princesses + Pink Moisturiser won a ‘Making History’ Award from the Mayor of London and was featured in Room to Breathe at the Migration Museum.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
In 2015, I began the long bumpy road to writing my dissertation on hair, heritage and identity for my Masters degree in Cultural Heritage at University College London. Since then, I have been continuing my research and have been funded by the Mayor of London and London Borough of Culture to continue the project.