The ‘Play With It‘ Project is the missing conversation from Director, Vaughn Dabney that sheds light on the natural hair movement, experiences of the journey and why certain women either embrace or reject the notion of natural hair. Using photography and film as his media, Vaughn will attempt to debunk myths, uncover hidden desires, and bring forth truths about women with natural hair. Including exclusive interviews from women such as: Felicia Leatherwood, Mae (Natural Chica), and Alex Elle. While living in Atlanta, Georgia, Vaughn’s ‘Play With It’ documentary has been a project four years in the making.
The ‘Play With It’ Project also includes a coffee table book highlighting different hairstyles seen in the natural hair community, 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 currently natural.
The documentary portion is the conversation. Delving into the lives of women AND men that have been interviewed. Telling their experiences through stories and poems.
Director: Vaughn Dabney