Love, Locs & Liberation

solo performance · blackwomyn beautiful productions · Ages 13+ · one person show · 1hr · United States of America

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KIENAN PARR · June 20, 2018
I always knew how much work black women and girls could put into their hair. What I didn't understand is why. This show does a GREAT job at showing the depths hair decisions have for many in that community and how those play out either consciously or unconsciously. Being a white male with a close shaved haircut, I don't think I'll ever grasp the full of scope of this topic, but because of this show I definitely have a greater understanding of it.... full review

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KATHRYN SMITH · June 19, 2018
tagged as: funny · solo artist · culture
L, L & L is unique perpective on a old issue in the Black community. This show is funny, educational and thought provoking. Who knew you could pray for better hair. ... full review

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SHARI BARRETT broadway world · June 16, 2018
As a woman with naturally curly hair who suffered the indignities of what had to be done to keep it straight and in style during my teen years, I certainly appreciate the sentiments Ella Turenne expressed during her show, "Love, Locs & Liberation." Her goal as a big and beautiful black woman was to share how spiritually uplifting it becomes when you realize you are not your hair, but the soul within that shines brightly no matter what may cover your head. Navigating the tale from her decision to undergo "The Big Chop" and become bald after an unfortunate experience after a perm, Turenne takes us on a journey through the many people in her life that each had an opinion about her hair and how to handle it, always keeping in mind to do your h... full review

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RICHARD MCDONALD certified reviewer · June 16, 2018
tagged as: entertaining · educational · funny · relatable
A wonderful, amazing one woman show about growing up with black hair. The show speaks about universal themes that all people can relate to. Highly recommend. Wonderful ... full review

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MITCHELL BISSCHOP certified reviewer · June 16, 2018
So good and entertaining and I could have watched it all day! This show is not just about hair, it is about owning who you are.... full review

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CONSTANCE JAQUAY STRICKLAND · June 15, 2018
The story of black women and their hair is sacred. It was a wonderful surprise to walk into the theatre and realize this was going to be a journey onstage one does not see. I loved having the Haitian Black Women perspective on coming to love and relish in our natural hair. It can be hard to break colonial ways of thinking and brainwashing and Ella sheds it all onstage. The more black women see our similarities the more powerful we are as a collective. Ella touched on old truths, history, cultural stereotypes and family opinions to show how it can be a battle for one to be their authentic self. I was moved by her success to donjust that. Her hair defies gravity and is a revelation well worth the liberation! Thank you Ella. ... full review

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DEEDRA LAWRENCE certified reviewer · June 03, 2018
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Great energy, good theme. Liked the songs and references. Took me back to issues and struggles with my own hair, acceptance, and beauty. Funny! Well done,... full review

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SHAVON JOHNSON certified reviewer · June 04, 2018
tagged as: Black Girl MAGIC!!!
Love, Locs and Liberation was simply awesome. This one woman show brings to life the complexities that we as African American women go through starting from our young years and continuing through our adult years with our hair. She sheds light on the historical background of black women and their hair; and how we often times get caught up in what our hair looks like and if it’s not together, then we are not together. Which isn’t true; we are not defined by our hair, or by what others think we should do to our hair, we are defined by who we say we are. ... full review

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ANONYMOUS · June 05, 2018
This is a Great show performed by a Wonderfully talented actress. The show is not about her hair really, it's about how a young girl navigates her world and how her hair influences that navigation. It's a beautifully heartfelt story that I think anyone from any background can find enlightening.... full review

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DEBRIANNA MANSINI · June 08, 2018
Great premise for exploring what it's like to be a black woman told thru the struggles of having black hair! i enjoyed Ella's adept characterizations and her journey!... full review

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