Rachael’s show, The Way I Wear My Hair comes to The Yard in week 8 of N.O.W ’14.
I wake up in the morning and I feel like shit, I’m not sure what direction my life is taking. I’m a thirty something and I’m not where I thought I would be, I promised myself I would go to the gym at least three times a week and so far I’ve worked out a grand total of zero times.
Something needs to change.
The Way I Wear My Hair is an interactive lecture which explores the phrase ‘Strong black woman’ – what that means on a personal level and also the wider connotations of the use of that term within British society
Watch me present a satirical case for the connection between hair-styles and strength of character.
Watch me reinvent myself, as I become a radical feminist leader like Angela, fierce powerful and sexy like Beyonce. Watch me create my own reality like Frida (minus the un-plucked brow). Changing my hair allows me to create a new identity – a super sonic version of myself. There’s something about changing my hair that gives me a confidence boost.
Look out world, there’s a bad ass in town and she knows what she wants.
But like Samson, when the hair’s gone, the extensions have been removed and the colour has washed away, all that’s left is you.