#HairLove, an animated short film from @MatthewACherry, tells a touching story about a father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time. pic.twitter.com/g18uHroJwK
— Sony Pictures Animation (@SonyAnimation) December 5, 2019
(Thanks to commentor Rikyrah)
Many of you have already seen it by now, but hey, cartoons are made for re-watching…
I love the litle girl’s reaction. Young as she is, she instantly recognized Michelle Obama!!!
Heads up POU peeps! Sunday night, December 15, the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors performance ceremony ais on CBS!!! These years honorees include EWF, Linda Ronstadt, Sally Field and Sesame Street!!!!
@lamh36: shoot cut and paste and one time edit function…. POU should be BJ…dangit
Mr. Cole is not stingy with pixels. For the uninitiated, words can be typed out without fear of creating a shortage.
@NotMax: meh…it was a cut and paste from twitter…who’s gonna take the time to type out all the words, defeats the purpose of cuttin’ and pastin’
@NotMax: EWF = Earth Wind & Fire.
First time seeing this. Absolutely delightful.
O. Felix Culpa
Frickin’ onions <sniff>.
My PC speakers still aren’t working, so I’m putting this here to watch on the tablet later. The smiles are wonderful even without the sound.
A very sweet animation. What a dad!
We just enjoyed “The Crimson Kiss” (Perry Mason, 1957). The prop people went bananas on this one. One ugly statuette and table lamp after another.
...now I try to be amused
I like the way Dad motivated himself by seeing the Hair Monster as an opponent to be defeated. Its “Bring it” gesture made me bust out laughing.
Hairlove makes me sniffle every time I see it.
I am white with straight hair that cannot be styled. If I sleep on it wet and it’s bent when I wake up, that is it until next time I wash it.
And that of course is whole diferent world from my black granddaughters. Their hair is always difficult to deal with, but it always has options that are not dependent on the last perfect haircut.
My hair is always practical and sensible, but cannot ever be elegant or interesting. Just the best sensible for doing housework cut.
But my oldest granddaughter cut her hair off to a half inch long. She has a pretty head so it looks good. I would look like a troll if I had ever done that. She looks very pretty, but I worry. Was this a sensible choice, or was she making some sort of cutting herself statement.
@Sab: No, she just wants to spend less time on her hair. Everyone who doesn’t have to deal with black hair loves the curls and versatility. But they don’t have to deal with it daily. Unfortunately, it grows back and you find long or short, your hair takes so much time.
This film really spoke to me. My granddaughter is 4 and has very curly hair. Her mom is white, her dad is Puerto Rican. Every morning I watch the process of her mom fixing her beautiful hair without causing tears. Meanwhile my hair is starting to grow back from chemo. She and her twin brother pet my head in the morning and celebrate that I have hair again, albeit a very short and mannish amount.
TS (the original)
@lamh36: This one is amazing – the love they all have for Michelle Obama is nothing that money can buy.
O. Felix Culpa
@ruemara: I never thought about black hair being different – in terms of how one has to care for it – until an Asian-American friend of mine living in a predominantly white suburb adopted a young black girl and was at wit’s end about how to care for her hair. My friend happened to see a random black woman walking down the street one day and ran to ask her for advice. This was in the era before the internet.
@ruemara: Thank you. I needed to hear/ read that.
OK…where’s the instructions on how to embed a tweet properly? That clearly wan’t the right way.
Probably a statement.. Finding her way.
as India Arie sings: I am not my hair
if she is a young Black girl rocking a TWA( teeny weeny Afro), she is definitely going through a self-defining stage. Bless her for being so young when she did it. Took me to the age of 30 to do it. From where I sit, she is far ahead of the game.
Oh that pesky hoo-mon hair.
Just reposting from below: Bill Kristol (yes, I know) says “Speaker Pelosi…has done a pretty damn good job so far, I’m just going to say I’m fine with whatever she decides”
Am I high? I don’t think I am, but nevertheless, events overtake…
Dems, please try and make some hay outta this…”even lifelong conservatives/Republicans trust Dem leadership vs. trumpovian corruption”…
did you clip the code and paste it in the TEXT tab?
@rikyrah: Yes, with the code button clicked. Do I just leave off the code button?
Trump is basically at 42/43 against everyone. Only the top line changes based mainly on name recognition and familiarity I’m guessing.
@bemused senior: Dear bemused senior, even if your crown is not currently visible, it is most assuredly present.
I know this tweet. I posted it. It does not do it in the list form. This is how the tweet comes out for we posters who are not FrontPagers.
The easiest way I have found is to click the embed feature in twitter, copy code,
Select the text form and paste.
And that’s it.
Makes me ??? everytime.
@rikyrah: Yeah. OK. I was just messing around. I never tried posting a tweet before. That was just a late night experiment. I guess all the full blown completely formatted tweets I see posted are just from front pagers, even if they show up in the comment threads.
in the text form you should see <br and >br marking the spacing,
if you manually introduce the spacing, it works,
Black Twitter and Facebook have been blowing up with happiness because the new Ms. Universe is an African woman with very short hair who absolutely rocks it. So it’s a totally valid aesthetic choice and nothing to worry about.
@Sab: Hair is so complicated for Black women.
I am from the last generation of young Black girls whose mothers really didn’t know how to care for our natural hair.
THAT is why this cartoon touches so many in the Black community.
The little girl is growing up in a home with both parents rocking their natural hair.
The mother is a YouTube natural hair vlogger. I only knew what to do with my natural hair because of these vloggers.
Zuri has a head full of beautiful, thick, natural hair. Hair that is healthy and well taken care of.
To grow up, from birth, knowing what your natural hair looks and feels like…I didn’t know what my natural hair looked or felt like, until I was 30 years old. When I tell you that I get emotional just thinking about the self love and acceptance that this little girl in the cartoon, and the ones in real life, who are growing up with the total opposite of my hair journey???
@rikyrah: Sorta same. For us, it was a rite of female passage when you got old enough to get your first taste of the creamy crack for straightened hair. When I went natural a few years ago, I did a big chop, but literally was nothing easy about it, even short.
I keep it texlaxed now and my hair is back to my usual lengths. I figured if it’s a PITA short, and it’s a PITA long, might as well stick to the length I like. But I did manage to learn how to braid it into at least 2 styles.
On the black hair topic.
I spent a decade teaching science at a big diverse high school in Central Texas. During any given school year perhaps 1/3 to 1/2 of my students were black. One subject I taught was environmental science which meant lots of outdoor labs as the school bordered on a woodlands with a stream running through it so lots of opportunities to get outside and see nature. I also did lots of physics labs outside. Model rockets, that sort of thing.
I always remember every year I would have certain black girls who would say “Mr. ______. I’m not going outside. I just did my hair and YOU don’ t know black hair. I can’t take this hair outside! Usually on hot humid Texas days. I never really did figure out if they were being really serious or just trying to get out of class. I probably should have asked one of the moms or black teachers but I never did.
PS….should I be capitalizing Black? Or does it matter?
@NotMax: how very apt!
@rikyrah: My mom wore her hair in a short natural starting when I was around 5. I was unhappy at first, but I soon couldn’t imagine it any other way. I kept straightening mine until I was around 25, and then I got tired of spending large amounts of money and time on it for it to feel like straw. I go in every 6-8 weeks and get it trimmed down, and it’s wonderful.
What really makes me happy is seeing the young black and brown women at the community college where I work. Many have braids, some have locs, some straighten it, some have varying styles of afros, and many have beautiful vibrant colors. Most of them are proud of their hair and enjoy it in ways that I could never have imagined growing up.
My Caucasian sister married an Asian man and their beautiful daughter has gorgeous, thick, black hair. As the mom of three boys, I was overjoyed to finally have a little girl whose hair I could brush and braid and style, if only for the few days they would visit.
To our dismay, that thick, glossy hair refused to stay braided, curled, or even hold a pretty barrette. Everything we put in just slid right out. I had never seen anything like it.
Now she’s a teenager and wears it about shoulder length without adornment. She craves curls, but knows that her hair has a life of its own and will not be wrangled.