Did you know….
1. Many curly girls feel social and societal pressure to have straight or styled hair
3. Black and Hispanic girls are less physically active than their peers
4. Almost 1 in 4 Black and Hispanic girls are obese
If you’re a teacher, parent, or advocate of curly girls, this data is cause for concern. Although the causes of these health inequities are complex, a salient factor among many women and girls of African descent is their hair, a fact many Black women have known for years.
Hair is often viewed through a stereotypical lens for many Black women and girls due to societal beauty standards. As a result, hair has become a barrier to exercise for many women and girls of African descent. To address this, we created Curls on the Move, a culturally competent, research-based approach which encourages curly girls to embrace their curls, speak their truth, and empower each other. Read more about my hair harassment and hair health research.
Curly Girl Advocates, Health Educators, and Parents of curly girls:
Bring culturally responsive, gender appreciative, self-esteem building programs to your school and girls’ club.
Empower curly girls to practice self-care, #hairlove, and advocate for themselves with our National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) approved culturally responsive online instructor training. #healthoverhair
Curls on the Move is a research-based, culturally curated health and hair curriculum that provides brown and black girls the tools they need to practice self-love, self-care, and build life-long healthy habits. Girls also learn how to advocate for critical policy and social justice issues affecting their world.
Our online instructor training allows you to conveniently take the course online, become a Curls on the Move Instructor, and bring the Curls on the Move club to your school, book club, or home-school program. Fee includes:
6-hour online course (4-hour course work, 2-hours practicum)
Curls on the Move Curriculum
5 CE credits from the National Academy of Sports Medicine
Saturday, October 12th, 12-4PM - SOLD OUT
Saturday, November 9th, 12-4PM
For in-person group intructor training or for multiple schools in a school district, CONTACT US.
Social Justice and Policy
Curls on the Move is about health education, social justice, policy, and practice. Help us change socially unjust school dress codes which are not inclusive of hairstyles for black and brown girls. The structural violence and hair harassment our girls experience in our world must end.
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