The grass is always greener on the other side. I’ve got dead straight hair (blame it on the Asian genes!) so when I see someone rocking an afro or an entire head of curls, I stare in amazement. Looks like I’m not the only one though, it seems to also happen vice versa. Hence, Gerrel Saunders aka. Gaks made an illustrated series revolving around the topic titled ‘CROWN’.
It is described by the artist himself here:
In some black communities there’s a stigma that kinky or course hair is “bad”, which couldn’t be further from the truth.
To those struggling to love and accept their natural hair because of societal pressures, remember this – straight, curly, kinky, or wavy, it doesn’t make a difference. Embrace your hair the way it is, no matter what society tells you. All hair is good hair.
It’s your Crown.
Gaks is a full-time freelance multi-disciplined illustrator and designer, former lecturer at the University of the West Indies, an Adobe certified expert and self-proclaimed Master Vector Ninja hailing from the beautiful twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago.
Each hairstyle is meticulously illustrated with every detail and texture drawn just right. Wrap that up together with a strong message of self-confidence and acceptance, and the series means even more than just beautiful aesthetics.
I also liked Dove’s advertisement that follow the same theme – one of the few brands that have a message that I’ve truly bought into.
Via Doodlers Anonymous.