Published on October 28, 2022.
BY: BRIAN AKIN
A Black person’s hair is an extension of their existence and is often an expression of Black pride. It is as powerful as the symbolism behind a crown.
The Afro represents identity. For many Black people, hair is more than just mere hair. It is a representation of one’s heritage, emotions, and identity.
Solange made a statement when she said, “Don’t Touch My Hair.” It is not just a song title. It is a demand that no one attempts to clean her Blackness. She is protective of her soul, mind, creations, and identity.
The Afro is not just a fashion statement, but a way of reclaiming our stolen identity.
It will always be rooted with a painful history that Black people are continuously strive to overcome. It will always be a representation of pride, rebellion, and celebration.
Brian Akin is the Creative Editor at Black Voice. Brian is a graphic designer and illustrator that lives in Toronto. He has been illustrating since he was a kid, and has always had a passion for art. Brian uses whatever elements of design that I’ve learned from art and applies them to my design work. Brian graduated in 2018 from George Brown College and has been taking on many freelance design jobs to help him gain more experience working with people. Brian is always looking for a new challenge and he would like to work in a design studio or for a company.