A 1 Minute-Read on female power and hair
by dj afifa aka michelle harris
About the Book
HEAD TOP through short reflections and anecdotes quickly uncovers the basics of how women can and need to experience power and self-awareness through their relationships with their hair. The author uses introspection to remind women that the hair on our HEAD TOPS can be for more than styling, and rather subversion and resistance to limiting ideas about what it means to be woman.
In the creative and colourful Jamaican tradition of manipulating language to increase impact, Afifa Aza uses the phrase HEAD TOP to emphasize the importance of our minds by starting with the "stuff" on top of our heads. If you consider a head to be a crown, and a crown to be more than a symbol of beauty then gain strength through a quick minute with HEAD TOP.
I grew up in Spanish Town, Jamaica. The girl who always needed to know "why?" has simply evolved into a woman who continues to challenge herself and the world around her. I know the future I want will only be the one I create, so I keep asking questions about people and how we live our lives. I've decided to follow my natural curiosity and core interest in people and as far as they will take me. I've gone in several directions, but it's all along one path, that of thinking, creating and remixing ideas to make my future better and hopefully yours too.