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Monday, October 25, 2010

Do You Love Your Hair?

Sesame Street’s Muppet video song “I Love My Hair” has more than 800,000 views in less than 2 weeks! The mission of Love Your Body Day (October 20, 2010), see my previous post, is to promote positive, healthy images of women and girls. Sesame Street’s “I Love My Hair” video is doing just that!

On October 12, 2010, Sesame Street launched the “I Love My Hair” video on YouTube. The video stars an unnamed female Muppet, who is dancing and singing about loving her black curly hair.  This video is catchy and a great talking point among parents and their children. This video is ultimately helping “little girls—and their moms—to accept themselves just the way they are by loving their hair.” Joey Mazzarino, head writer for Sesame Street and co-author of “I Love My Hair,” was inspired to write the song based on his 5-year-old daughter’s tight, curly hair. His daughter, Segi, told him that she “wanted her hair to be long or blond like Barbie or a princess.” 

To promote beauty in all forms, the female Muppet sings, Don’t need a trip to the beauty shop, 'cause I love what I got on top -- it's curly and it's brown and it's right up there. You know what I love? My hair.

To read more about the “I Love My Hair” video, please check out “Curly haired Muppet is role model for little girls."
- Samantha Bradbeer
Junior Girl
Girl Museum Inc.

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