Embracing Natural Hair with Ebonee Davis

Naomi Shimada speaks to fellow model and activist Ebonee Davis about embracing her natural hair texture. When her breakthrough fashion campaign coincided with the fatal police shooting of an African American man, Philando Castile, in 2016, Ebonee's open letter to the fashion industry calling out systemic racism made headlines. What does it mean - and what does it take - to defy Eurocentric beauty standards, against a backdrop of racial inequality and injustice? In a conversation recorded before the killing of George Floyd in May 2020 and the Black Lives Matter protests that followed, Ebonee speaks to Naomi about learning to love her hair and her heritage and helping others do the same. Presenter: Naomi Shimada Producer: Kirsty McQuire Researcher: Candace Wilson Editor: Rebecca Stratford If you are affected by issues raised in this episode you can get more information at www.bbc.co.uk/actionline.

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Model and author Naomi Shimada meets the people from the world of fashion and beauty who know how to get their beauty fix, while showing that beauty is anything but fixed. Naomi lifts the filter on selfies and self-care, with models, influencers and campaigners, all fixing broken beauty standards in their own way.