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The Strands That Bind Us –
Kathleen Newman-Bremang is the senior editor for Refinery 29, tv host, and freelance television producer. She has been a close friend of Matthew’s for over 10 years and actually helped Matthew land his job as the hair expert on CTV’s THE SOCIAL, which she produced for many years.
Today we talk about her hair journey as a black woman growing up in a predominately white Toronto suburb, being called out by a professor for trying to “act white” by wearing her hair straight, and navigating work places with expectations of what “professional hair” is supposed to look like.
Kathleen leads us through the appropriations of black hair, the laws that are being passed to protect black women in the workplace and why she’s tired of saying “please don’t touch my hair.”
This is Kathleen's hair story...
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