VIDEO: Sesame Street Tells Girls to Love Their Hair

Children's show creates hair anthem for young black girls.


In this lovely clip from Sesame Street, a self-loving puppet, in a song clearly geared toward little black girls, teaches kids to love their hair just as it is. It's a pretty fabulous message for young black girls, who are bombarded with messages, both subtle and overt, that tell them their natural hair texture is not desirable. Can you tell us how to get to Sesame Street? It's such a happy place ...

Lauren is a former Deputy Editor of The Root.

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