SULMA ARZU-BROWN, a Garifuna/Honduran woman from New York, was tired of hearing people criticize her daughter’s hair. So, she wrote a book about it. She’s now the author of ¡Pelo Malo No Existe!, or Bad Hair Does Not Exist!, a bilingual picture book that sends the message that every woman’s hair is beautiful. In an interview with NBC News she said, “The term ‘bad hair’ or ‘pelo malo’ is divisive to both community and family and can contribute to low self-esteem.” She calls the book a tool of “cultural solidarity.”
Check out the video to learn more. You can purchase the Spanish, English, and bilingual versions of the book here and visit the book’s website here.