The Project Naptural Workshops consist of tutorials, discussions, journaling, & product-making for kinky and curly haired female-identified folks. Workshops are free and limited spots are available, so registration required for each participant. Parents must fill out the form for each child and themselves. Refreshments will be made available at each workshop.
All participants must be residents of the Minnesota Northland Area, identify as female, and have (or legally guard a youth with) naturally curly and/or kinky hair. Participants must be able to attend most (at least 4 out of 6) workshop sessions. A public transportation pass will be given to participants after each session if necessary. Participants must register and sign a waiver to attend and to receive the free workshops items including a workbook, hair products, and tools, goody bags, etc. Youth under 18 must have written permission from their legal guardian to attend but are highly encouraged to participate.
The dates listed are Tuesdays 4–6PM at the Duluth Public Library:
March 13: “The Roots” Foundations of Natural Hair
March 27: “HAIRitage” Historical Contexts of Natural Hair
April 17: “Strands In, Stand Out” Braiding Styles & Protective Styling
April 24: “I’m Me & I’m Proud” Learning to Love Your Natural Hair
May 15: “Food for the ‘Kitchen’” Using & Making Natural Products
May 22: “Naptural Living” Living Naptural & Empowered
Project Naptural is an educational, grant supported, academic design research and cultural study about the social implications of natural hair and its effects on Black women.