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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x129 Cheyenne Cochrane: A celebration of natural hair
TV-PG

  • 2017-06-22T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Cheyenne Cochrane explores the role that hair texture has played in the history of being black in America -- from the heat straightening products of the post-Civil War era to the thousands of women today who have decided to stop chasing a conventional beauty standard and start embracing their natural hair. "This is about more than a hairstyle," Cochrane says. "It's about being brave enough not to fold under the pressure of others' expectations."

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