Aug 6 - Aug 15 * Bad Hair Uprooted exhibit * in Brooklyn, NY

braidlocs mireille liong smBad Hair Uprooted exhibit on Display  at Green Space NYC Civic Art Lab in Brooklyn, NY

Opening & Artist Talk Aug 6 at 7:00 PM  #badhairuprooted

Photo by Keston Duke

BAD Hair Uprooted NYC is up!

Exhibition set up

After a bit of stress, more than a few reprints and a couple of sleepless nights, I am happy to announce that my exhibition is setup! I am not sure if you are aware what goes on behind the scenes of an exhibition but it's quite a lot. Here is to give you an idea.

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BAD Hair Uprooted, the untold history of Black follicles

Peacock Feather Dreadlocks

Until I went natural, I never really had the courage to dig deeper into the history of slavery than what was being taught in schools. Growing up in Suriname in a loving family of five, I had everything a kid could wish for. I can humbly say that we grew up privileged with more than enough opportunities to play sports, travel, learn to play an instrument and obtain a good education. Aware of my blessings, I could hardly consider myself a victim of slavery.

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Favorite moments of my trip to Suriname

MManten TV Show

When you enjoy nearly every second of a trip it is impossible to capture ALL your favorite moments. As far as I am concerned, being in Suriname was just one big happy moment. You got an idea if you've seen the photos of the opening of the BAD Hair Uprooted exhibition in Suriname now watch a few more favorite memories captured non professionally on by phone and video. 

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Afro State of mind

Going Natural