The recent Dove Global Beauty and Confidence Report , which interviewed 10,500 females across 13 countries discovered that women’s body confidence is spiralling downward. More specifically, the study revealed that women (69%) and girls (65%) cite increasing pressures from advertising and media to reach an unrealistic standard of beauty as a key force in driving appearance anxiety.
With these stark realities as a backdrop, Michele Tapp Roseman wrote Hairlooms: The Untangled Truth About Loving Your Natural Hair and Beauty to address this issue and offer hope.
“Hairlooms helps readers explore their own relationship with hair and ideas of beauty. It is a welcome addition to anyone interested in the healing that must take place on our quest for personal and spiritual liberation. Thank you, Michele, for writing such a beautiful and necessary book.” – Lesley-Ann Brown, NBC’s NBCBLK contributor and vice chair of the Black Women in Europe Social Network
Hairlooms chronicles Michele’s self-acceptance journey and includes her never-heard-before, exclusive interviews with the late Dr. Maya Angelou; Hollywood actresses Nicole Ari Parker and Kim Coles; and more than 25 equally esteemed contributors hailing from Alabama to Australia.
Heralded by Huffington Post as a, “beauty movement,” the book is divided into easily digestible chapters that are complemented by contributor stories; reflection question and answer sections; and a creative colouring page.
After reading Hairlooms, readers will be empowered to:
- Identify issues that breed self-hatred
- Course-correct unhealthy self-perceptions
- Embrace their unique beauty
ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF HAIRLOOMS
Michele Tapp Roseman is an author and former journalist whose media features include the Huffington Post; NPR-affiliated Wealthy Radio broadcast; TV Ontario’s The Agenda; and CBS and ABC affiliate states throughout the U.S.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Hairlooms: The Untangled Truth About Loving Your Natural Hair and Beauty
HCI Books by Michele Tapp Roseman
*Also available as an e-book