“The Beautiful. Project”

Enjoy a special photography exhibit during the run of I LOVE MY HAIR presented by The Beautiful. Project (TBP), a 16-week program designed to creatively explore and affirm the dynamic beauty of Black girls and undergraduate women.  TBP uses photography and reflective workshops to give girls an opportunity to confront positive and negative portrayals of black girls and women in the media and in their communities.  TBP is committed to pouring into undergraduate women as they pour into the lives of young girls–working as a team to help families build a platform of positive self-images for their children.  Learn more by visiting:www.thebeautifulproject.org


Friday, March 9, 2012:

Opening Night Reception following the performance in the lobby of the ManBites Dog Theater.


Sunday, March 11, 2012:

Post-show discussion with the director, cast and designers following the performance.


Monday, March 12, 2012:

Natural Hair Show and Lecture Demonstration

by Taji Shabu of Taji’s Natural Hair Styling

6-8:30 p.m.

Hayti Heritage Center



Tuesday, March 13, 2012:

Film Showing & Panel Discussion

Chris Rock’s GOOD HAIR

6:30-9 p.m.

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

2001 Campus Drive, Durham, 27705







Thursday, April 5, 2012:

I LOVE MY HAIR Performance

8 p.m.

Naropa University Performing Arts Center

Boulder, CO

FREE and open to the public


Saturday, April 7, 2012:

Community Workshop with Creator and Director of ILMH (Naropa MFA Alumni, ’09)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Naropa Nalanda Campus

6387 Arapahoe Avenue

FREE and open to the public / No registration necessary

Participants will investigate personal narrative, exploring ways of sourcing material for solo and ensemble performance. For performers and creators of all levels. Those who do not self-identity as performer are welcomed and encouraged to participate.