PANEL: Just Hair?: Women, Politics, Passion and Fashion
Thursday, October 15, 6:30 p.m.
James, Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
West 117th Street and Broadway
Long, short, sleek, bold, kinky, natural, covered or shaved?no matter how you cut it, women?s hair is a frequent topic of conversation. But why all the fuss? How far-reaching are the decisions women make about style, dye, and hair product? And what do our preferences reveal about our deepest desires and fears? Janet Jakobsen, director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, will guide us as we untangle the meaning of hair and beauty. Panelists include Ayana Byrd, author of Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America; Anne Kreamer, author of Going Gray: What I learned About Beauty, Sex, Motherhood, Authenticity, and Everything Else That Really Matters; and Atoosa Rubenstein, former editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine and founding editor of CosmoGIRL!.