API Curls Post

Posts specifically written by Rosie and API Curls to share personal experiences.

Is anti-Blackness the reason why you don't see many Asians with curly hair?

Anti-Blackness and Textured Hair in Asian Communities

*Please note that “anti-blackness” has multiple definitions. In this post and video, the writer/speaker refers to the term as “anti-Blackness” with a capital B pertaining to racism against the Black community. This post covers this problematic term in the context of hair textures.  “Anti-blackness” with a lowercase b pertains to colorism as it relates to skin …

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4 Major Things I Learned About The Naturally Curly Community in 2020

4 Major Things I Learned About The Naturally Curly Community in 2020

For 2 years in a row as part of my curly hair journey anniversary, I’ve recorded a video that encapsulates what I’ve learned about the curly community for the year. I usually publish that video on my personal platform however I’m switching it up this year in honor of my 3 year anniversary AND to …

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A collage of a Cambodian woman and her curly hair journey

Hair History

How did you learn that it wasn’t attractive to not have straight hair? Was it through classmates at school? Were your parents adamant about the way you appeared? Has the media shaped your understanding of your own beauty and identity? We’re inviting you to join our Commit To Your Curls Club and share your personal …

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BIG questions for the API and curly community

Since our inception, there have been many big questions asked in relation to social injustices, racial inequalities, gender biases, stereotypes, assumptions, common misconceptions and myths, and how all of those thoughts, perceptions, opinions and systemic foundations affect the curly and Asian and Pacific Islander community. Those are our questions, too. And we want answers. This …

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