Hair Love is a touching story about a young girl, named Zuri, whose natural hair is the central theme of the story.
First released earlier this year (May 2019) as a picture book, the story was turned into a short film animation by Sony with the help of some big names in the industry such as Jordan Peele – Director of Get Out, and Issa Rae – Creator of Insecure.
When the animation begins, we see Zuri wake up, with bonnet securely protecting her fro, and when she takes it off she reveals a healthy head of hair which she wants to style for a special event.
Without giving too much of the story away, Zuri goes to her father for help and together they take on the task of creating the hairstyle she has chosen.
The story shares familiar experiences of girls and women with natural hair, but what is great about the story is their message to treat your hair with love.
The picture book is available on Amazon and makes a great gift for children.