Puffy Hair Project gearing up to have book out by holidays!!

photo 45I’ve been getting fabulous photos for my Puffy Hair Project children’s book that will be available for the holidays!  The overall call for photos is done BUT, I am still in need of certain photos of puffy-haired folks, need more teens, more people sleeping, and more  parents & kids together.  Please send them in to puffyhairproject@gmail.com and I might be able to get them in under the wire.

Here’s a description of the project:

“The Puffy Hair Project is a children’s book of text and photographs featuring kids, teens, adults, and families with naturally puffy hair.  It is designed to provide children of African heritage and other puffy-haired kids with positive images.  The Project was started by writer/performer/educator Aya de Leon to share a book she had created for her own daughter with other families and children.”

family sleepSo send me your nappy, your puffy, your kinky, your curly.  Your wavy your dreaded your braided your cornrowed.  Your spiraling tresses, yearning to breathe free.  If you’d like to be involved, please send a high resolution photo with the name and contact info of all of the adults and parents or guardians of the young people, as well as name and email of the photographer to PuffyHairProject@gmail.com.  I will send permission/release forms to those selected to be in the book, and they will get a free copy.  Priority will be given if your hair defies gravity.

photo 41Even if you don’t have a photo in the book, there will be a personalization option  for you to send a pic of your kid or self or family, so your photo will appear in your personal copy!

If you’d like to purchase the book when it becomes available, follow me on this blog or on twitter @AyadeLeon for updates.

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