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Health, Hair and Heritage at the Smithsonian
Submitted by Admin on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 00:00

A core mission of Aesthetic Modernism has been to actively engage the museum community in a culturally relevant conversation around health and well-being.  Improving cultural competency amongst health care practitioners is a major point of interest for achieving health equity in the 21st century.

Accompanied by a panel of curators, cosmetologists and genealogists, Dr. Harris shared his DO GOOD H.A.I.R. Project philosophy with an enthusiastic audience at the National Museum of African Art.  From health disparities derived from unhealthy hair styling to artistic representations of the beauty of African hair design, “Health, Hair and Heritage” shined a much needed light on the need for a shift in healthy hair consciousness.  Even the Washington Post caught wind of this impactful event on the evening of June 7th, 2013, and encouraged current and aspiring ‘naturalistas’ to seek refuge in this community engagement.

For those of you who missed it, you may view the entire program HERE.








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