An Inside Look at “I Love My Hair” on Sesame Street
Sesame Street is becoming my favorite show again! Of course I loved it as a child. I learned so much from their funny and entertaining characters. I still remember some of the Sesame Street songs I grew up singing. Now, I have a new favorite!
I’m sure you’ve heard (it’s pretty popular by now) Sesame Street has debuted a new song, “I Love My Hair”. It has transcended the natural hair community and is inspiring people all over. It shares a beautiful message of self-love and acceptance.
Taking it even further, here’s a video that gives an inside look at the creator and inspiration behind the song and character:
I read some comments about this video stating that it was a shame that a white man had to bring light to natural hair on Sesame Street. I feel the total opposite. I think it’s beautiful that not only a father made a tribute to his daughter, but that a human being is spreading the message of self-love and acceptance, starting with children. I think this concept is critically important. No matter what people are born with they should learn from a young age to love exactly who they are. Not to mention the fact that the creation of this song paints such a beautiful picture of universal unity and love that one culture could be so sensitive to a challenging topic of another culture and use that to spread a universally uplifting message.
In case you haven’t seen the full video of this song, here it is!…. I find myself singing the chorus while I walk around the house lately! I just love this song.
Share your thoughts in the comments: What do you think of the news report and new Sesame Street song?
Peace, Love & Hair!