People, people everywhere! A large number of people gathered in New York City’s Union Square Park on last Saturday to touch black women’s hair. It was all part of a two-day “interactive public art exhibit,” titled “You Can Touch My Hair”.
Three black women stood in Union Square with signs welcoming strangers to come feel. The women had different hair types: locs, straightened hair and a blown-out afro. The purpose is to explore the “tactile fascination with black hair” by feeling the hair of black women. Un-ruly.com, who organized the event, describes it as a public art exhibit “where strangers from all walks of life will have the welcomed opportunity to touch various textures of black hair”.
We have two questions:
- What are your thoughts on the experiment?
- Would you participate and allow strangers to touch your hair?
Love Your Hair,