Tonya Thompson and Sharie Wilson of DreamGirls: Five Things You Need To Understand About Hair Discrimination

An Interview With Jilea Hemmings

Jilea Hemmings
Oct 26, 2020 · 10 min read

Our curls and coils are not something that we can change and have every right to embrace. Our hair is beautiful and unique, and conformity takes that away. If other people of different hair types and textures are able to wear their hair naturally without fear of losing their job or punishment in school, then black people should be able to as well.

We want all of our black women, men, and children to understand that our hair is something we should be proud of and take pride in. As seen with the Crown Act, we think it’s wonderful that there are legal steps being taken to protect black people from hair discrimination by style and texture nationwide.

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Jilea Hemmings

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Founder Nourish + Bloom Market | Stretchy Hair Care I Author I Speaker I Eshe Consulting I Advocate For Diversity In Beauty

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