A former NFL wide receiver, Matthew Cherry, created a short animated film 'Hair Love', featuring a topic that does not get addressed enough. Black fathers doing their children's hair.
According to BET,
Having raised over $200,000 (and counting) for the five-minute film about a father tackling his daughter’s natural hair, Hair Love is bound to be a movie that becomes a must-see for all minorities, and Cherry is soon to be a household name.
“As a Black man, we aren’t represented that well in media,” Cherry said. “[We are often seen as] deadbeats, abusive, etc. I wanted to show that Black fathers are just as involved in their kids’ lives as any other group.”
Hair Love will surely be a great story about hair, fatherhood, embracing natural beauty, with laughs along the way. Just as many of us can remember our hair stories with our fathers, hopefully Hair Love becomes a classic story for all children.