Tracee Ellis Ross and Oprah Winfrey to launch a TV series exploring the history of black hair

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Hollywood’s favourite women, Tracee Ellis Ross and Oprah Winfrey, have teamed up to write a love letter to black women.

The highly anticipated docuseries dubbed, The Hair Tales, will be a series produced in collaboration with Oprah Winfrey and writer Michaela Angela Davis. 

The docuseries will explore the history of Black hair, dissecting the multifaceted ways in which it is tied to identity, beauty and culture.

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The Hair Tales will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network and Hulu’s Onyx – a new channel for creators of colour – and will be produced by a team of women of colour. It is expected to arrive in 2022.

Oprah and Tracee teaming up
Tracee Ellis Ross and Oprah Winfrey speak during Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour presented by WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) Photographed by Omar Vega/ Getty Images

“Hair is a portal into the souls of Black women; it drives straight to the centre of who we are. Our goal is to share this vibrant community, where we hold a sacred space for each other. Like many women, I can trace my own journey to self-acceptance through my hair. This series is personal and universal, American and global. It is a love letter to Black women,” Tracee said in a statement.

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Tracee has been in the front line when it comes to embracing black hair.

She launched her own haircare line in 2020.

Posting on Instagram in 2020, she wrote, “I’ve always said that my journey to self-acceptance can be chronicled through my journey with my hair. Taking the time to accept, understand and love my hair mirrors the relationship I have with myself. I have grown to love and appreciate my hair in all of its seasons. Because hair love IS self-love."

Sources: The Guardian , The Source , Haper's Bazaar 

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