• hair care August 4, 2021 2:47 pm

    ‘Strands for Trans' Helps You Find Trans-Inclusive Spots for a Haircut

    After hearing a lot of stories of transgender people being excluded from barbershops and salons, Xavier Cruz and JP Gomez started “Strands for Trans.” The website and initiative helps local businesses identify themselves as a safe, inclusive space.

  • hair care August 4, 2021 2:14 pm

    Gender Norms Aren't a Big Deal at This Portland Barbershop

    “It’s really awesome to give a safe space for people to feel comfortable and not have to hold back on what kind of haircut they want based on what they identify as… We just want everyone to feel happy here,” says Kenzy Lee, owner of Take Pride Barbershop in Portland, Oregon. NBCLX Storyteller Ngozi Ekeledo reports.

  • black hair July 7, 2021 2:00 pm

    Will Swimmers Be Allowed to Wear a Cap for Black Hair?

    The “Soul Cap,” which helps protect voluminous Black hairstyles like afros and dreadlocks from the chemicals of the pool, was banned from professional swimming competition – though the ban is now under review. Danielle Obe of the Black Swimming Association talks about the cap and why the ban is a barrier for Black athletes.

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