You Can Play With It

The Play With It Project ( is the missing conversation that sheds light on the natural hair movement as well as some of the experiences of the journey. Including exclusive interviews from women such as: Felicia Leatherwood, Mae (Natural Chica), and Alex Elle. Using film and photography, Vaughn Dabney has been working on this project for the past four years while living in Atlanta, Georgia.
The coffee table book will highlight the different hairstyles seen in the natural hair community today ranging from low-cut and beautifully bald, to thick and kinky afros. The book has a special twist to it though…it will also be a resource. Located in the second half of the book will be an index corresponding to a woman’s page. It will contain her hair regimens, care tips, and other useful information for women transitioning or who are currently natural. This is probably the most valuable portion of the book.
The documentary, of course, is the conversation. Delving into the lives of women AND men that have been interviewed. Telling their experiences through stories and poems.

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Please show this video some love and let Vaughn Dabney know what you think about this project!