Lazy Sunday: Hair Love

By Ann Shayne
February 16, 2020
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  • Tears. I’m in tears.

  • A lovely gem of a film. After seeing the clip of a young wrestler being forced to cut off his dreadlocks in order to compete, I sadly see the reason for the law.

    • Thank you for starting off my Sunday morning just right! Was looking forward to seeing this film after the Oscar’s.

      • Oregon here…..testy-eyed. It was so sweet and lovely

        • More tears in Oregon … SUCH a beautiful little film.

  • Just beautiful! Thanks for starting my day on this high note!

    • Love this sweet film

  • What a lovely film! I’m not crying, you’re crying.

  • Brought a tear to the eye first thing in the morning. Thanks for sharing this beautiful film.

  • A worthy Oscar winner! Such a beautiful little film.

    And see, Disney, the mom doesn’t always have to die!

  • Thanks for sharing something so important. So many of us still have so much to learn. I signed the petition.

  • wow! tears streaming…so poignant

  • Thank you so much for posting this. I didn’t know how I was going to be able to see the animated and documentary films nominated and you have made that at least one possible for me to enjoy. I loved this and shed a tear at the end.

    • Judy, is there an independent movie theater near you? Even in little old Omaha we have a lovely one that is showing all of the animated and shorts nominees right now.

  • Worth every tear I just shed. Thank you and I will pass this on.
    My daughter’s charter school has a dress code (which I generally think is an excellent idea) that has hair guidelines (also generally reasonable things since I can tell you as a former teacher that bells in one’s hair are quite distracting when they are jingling in the classroom). Her school’s dress code for hair disproportionately affects African Americans. It says, “no shaved lines or designs, no extremes with accessories” and I feel like there are other ways to prevent distracting hair than this. Other schools that I have taught/had children attending had hair restrictions that got the job done without seeming to target certain ethnic groups. Makes me nuts.

  • Beautiful.

  • Ladies, This animated film was wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us!

  • Thank you for sharing this lovely film with us! The message it sends is powerful, and done in such a loving way. The CROWN act is a reminder that we haven’t come as far as we like to think we have, there is still a lot of work to be done to end discrimination in all its guises. Thank you for a thought provoking start to the day…

  • Thank you for posting the movie. I had been meaning to watch it and now I have a wet face!

  • As a person who has lost most of her hair through chemo, this film hit me hard. In a good way. Very positive message in so many ways.

  • As a woman of color who has seen this and who wears locs, everything inside me cannot thank you enough for posting this.

  • We have granddaughters ages 6, 7, and 8 who already have strong opinions about how they wear their hair. We can relate to so many things in Hair Love. All the comments in response to Ann’s letter dated February 4 relate to this, too. Plus this:
    Thanks for posting the video, Ann.

  • ❤️❤️❤️

  • Thank you!

  • A friend posted the link to this a couple of days ago. It was so wonderful

  • I’m not crying…it’s misty in here…