On my drive to work yesterday I heard an interview with Sesame Street writer Joey Mazzarino about a cute little song he wrote that has spread far across the internet in the last few days.
Joey is the father of a beautiful African American daughter who not long ago explained to him that she was beginning to hate her hair and wish for long blond straight princess hair. Well he took to the puppets to write her an anthem about her wonderful and perfect nappy black hair. So I’m going to give the Disney princess part of the interview pass here and simply celebrate the skit he created for his daughter, I Love My Hair.
In an ABC report on the public response to this song and little girls worries about their nappy hair; “Comedian Chris Rock said he was prompted to make his documentary about the $9 billion black hair business “Good Hair” when his five-year-old daughter asked him, “‘Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?”
Good Hair is an ironic, witty and informative answer to that question.