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Dreadlocks

11 January
Ayesha Casely-Hayford the creator of Afro Archives poses smiling on a deckchair with her cousin Naa Shika Odonkor

In August 2018, A Book’s Christian Academy (in Apopka Florida USA) refused entry to a 6-year old boy because of his dreadlocks. In September 2017, Fulham Boys School (in the UK) asked a 12-year old boy to cut off his dreadlocks.Let’s discuss DREADLOCKS. Afro Hair and Dreadlocks Dreadlocks take many years to grow! They can […]

Wandsworth Radio

03 March
A young black woman in a radio studio with a big microphone in front of her face.

On 2nd March 2018, Wandsworth Radio welcomed Afro Archives as part of its launch of “Female Friday”. It was the beginning of Afro Archives on Air You can read the transcript here and have a listen too “Female Friday”: is now on every Friday at WandsworthRadio.com Afro Archives is scheduled at 3pm to 4pm I […]

My Fro & Me: Hair Stories from Women of Colour

02 December
Afro Archives A Performer's World By Ayesha Casely-Hayford

Hair Stories On 28th November 2017 “My Fro & Me”  –  Hair Stories from Women of Colour  – was at The National Theatre, London, UK. We talked hair, culture, identity, Eurocentric ideals of beauty on our stage and screens, and discrimination. Endlessly Afro. “The prime responsibility of the theatre is to show a culture its […]

Afro Archives | About

01 February

Hair is a surprisingly powerful thing. It can delight us. Empower us. Completely and utterly frustrate us. It can tell others what to think of us, without saying a word. Due to the endless possibilities of hair, and the politics, Afro Archives was born.  The Afro Archives project is about heritage and identity within UK society. It […]