Summary: After realizing that her daughter and her daughter's friends did not see their own hair as beautiful and "normal" due to the culture of promoting long, straight hair, Lekia Lee bought a billboard to promote different types of hair. She wanted to show people that no matter what type of hair they have, everyone is beautiful; she wants people to be accepting of all different types of hair, and she does not want people to have biases based off of hair types. Through this billboard, she wants to show everyone that it is good to embrace and love the qualities they were born with. Ultimately, the daughter was excited to see the billboard.
Connection: This connects to the Black Power Movement that tried to remind people that "Black is beautiful." During the time of the Civil Rights Movement, people were also being separated and told they were not "normal" because they were not like the stereotypical people being portrayed in marketing.
- Is this a good method of trying to change how people view their hair (and other qualities)?
- Do you think this will change how many people view themselves and their unique qualities?
- If you were in the mother's situation, what would you have done?