A good friend of mine, Evan, designed this shirt as a nod to Solange’s latest single, “Don’t Touch My Hair“. The second I saw this design I had to have it. Not just because I felt like the girl on the shirt looked like me but because of what the statement stands for.
Solange’s song is the epitome of what we feel as black women in America and even in the world. Often times our hair is the first thing white people comment on as if we are a spectacle on display. Some making casual comments such as “How did you get your hair to do that?” Did that take you forever?” “Can I touch it?” “Wow, it’s so soft!” (As if it’s suppose to feel like a brick).
“Don’t touch my hair When it’s the feelings I wear Don’t touch my soul When it’s the rhythm I know Don’t touch my crown They say the vision I’ve found Don’t touch what’s there When it’s the feelings I wear.”
I wear this shirt proudly and with confidence because I’m reclaiming what’s mine. My hair is my crown and not up for grabs.
Get yours here & check out Evan’s other designs for sale as well!