The Feminist Stokvel Presents: Hair Soiree - Texture Discrimination: The Problem with Kaffir Hare

By . - Friday, June 19, 2015

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It's an ugly word. It's an ugly phrase. I hate all the emotions that are brought up, including the feeling of hate. A part of me doesn't even want to talk about this, because it forces me to dredge up all the ugly feelings I've worked so hard to bury. Well, Saturday 27th of June is D day and I ain't no punk. Let's do this!


Kaffir Hare- a term used during (and after) Apartheid used to describe black people’s thick and tough natural hairForget racism, combing my hair is enough of a reminder of the pain and suffering my ancestors went through… I don’t need a reminder of the struggle I got “kaffir hare”image -
“You need to comb your hair, you can’t have kaffir hare”, the operative word said in a very Afrikaans accent, with seemingly no offence meant. - MILISUTHANDO BONGELA


For our third Hair Soiree, the Feminist Stovkel ventures into the dangerous terrain of Texture Discrimination where we unpack how whiteness impacts on the way we see, name and treat ourselves, our natural hair and each other. It divides women in the natural community, and holds up a particular kind of curly hair as the holy grail.
Join us for session of story sharing, debate and informative black girl healing. On the 27th of June, we will officially be saying a giant ‘Bye Felicia’ to the term ‘k*ffir hare’ and other such nonsense, and championing all forms of textured black girl slayage.
Get your tickets here and mail us if you have any questions.
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Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair...despite and in spite of all the haters!

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