Audience: Maude Bond
With charming wit and historical precision, Ella Turenne weaves a tale of family, coming of age and cultural identity based on scalding lessons of self-love. Wrapped in a tightly braided colonial past, LL&L effortlessly detangels the complex and highly political nature of black women's hair. This piece snatches the wig off the trauma of living under the tyranny of white standards of beauty to reveal the scars permanently etched into the psyche of little black girls. Turenne's masterful storytelling and graceful physicality pull her audience into a vulnerability so deeply sincere that their scalps can't help but tingle! Not advised for the tender-headed nor the French.