Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair

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With the increasing popularity of natural hair, how perfect is it that Brooklyn’s very own Michael July is preparing to release his new coffee table book titled “Afros – A Celebration of Natural Hair”? I’m extremely honored to be featured in Michael’s first release alongside hundreds of other natural ladies and gents and strongly encourage you to support this amazing project!

According to Michael’s Kickstarter page the highly anticipated book captures the spirit and essence of the Afro today and pays homage to the historic significance of natural hair iconic voyagers like Angela Davis, Jimi Hendrix and others. Over the course of a five year period photographer Michael July approached a wide variety of beautiful, creative and intelligent individuals from all walks of life and asked them would they be willing to participate as subject models for a coffee table book he was putting together entitled “Afros – A Celebration Of Natural Hair”.

Traveling all across the United States from New York to California he was able to capture the créme de la créme of Afros. People of virtually every shade, ethnicity, country and age group. “AFROS – A Celebration Of Natural Hair” intent is to show pictorially the power, beauty and glorious nature of the ‘Fro and also to document in words the deeper and at times whimsical “hairstory” of each of its models. The author shot the majority of these individuals at his photo studio in Brooklyn using colorful & vibrant backdrops personally tailored to each model’s own sense of style and fashion. As a result he succeeded, along with the assistance of two remarkably talented book designers, Darhil Crooks & Monica Whittick in creating a coffee table book that will have massive international appeal for many years to come.

The money raised through Kickstarter pledges will all go toward printing and shipping costs. Once the project has been successfully funded the book will immediately go to press and as a backer, your copy will ship in July — a great way to kick off Summer!

Click here to learn more about the project and contribute to this worthy Kickstarter campaign.

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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