Tel Aviv designer Naama Agassi discusses her trophy design for the iphiGenia Gender Design Award and why it’s based on starfish.
The first American woman to become a self-made millionaire, Madame C.J. Walker made her money by creating a line of hair products for African American hair.
When I was a child my thick hair was a stunner. As the daughter of a dark Latin man and a blonde Eastern European woman, I hit the genetic jackpot.
Iranian women avoid body hair like the plague. The norm is to commit to hairlessness, which is ironic for a population predominantly blessed with thick, dark hair.
After a year in the hospital, after blood transfusions and surgeries and chemotherapy not for cancer but to halt my immune system’s war against me, the appearance of my 15-year-old body had drastically changed.
I subscribed to the respectability politics of grooming African American hair, believing if I hid my blackness just enough, I would be acceptable.