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A celebration of natural hair | Cheyenne Cochrane | TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet

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Cheyenne Cochrane explores the role that hair texture has played in the history of being black in America -- from the heat straightening products of the post-Civil War era to the thousands of women today who have decided to stop chasing a conventional beauty standard and start embracing their natural hair. "This is about more than a hairstyle," Cochrane says. "It's about being brave enough not to fold under the pressure of others' expectations."

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at