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October 2023

Natural Hair is about the Greatest Love of all for Nefertiti Harris

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Nefertiti Harris of Textures Nefertiti speaks on her journey through the Shrine of the Black Madonna to engage in the mission of empowering Black people by recognizing the beauty of our natural hair. This year Nefertiti is being honored at Detroit is Different’s My Natural Hair Show. Nefertiti shares how she’s moved with the purpose of creating and redefining beauty for Detroit by helping Black people find inner love.

How Black Women See Themselves from the Bible’s Perspective in the Art of Poetry and Sculpture, with Scheherazade W Parrish

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In this episode of “Detroit is Different,” the spotlight is on Scheherazade Washington Parrish, a multi-talented individual with a diverse background in writing, art, psychology, and community engagement. Scheherazade’s artistic journey is deeply rooted in her exploration of various forms of expression, from personal narratives to formal verse. She skillfully deconstructs complex societal, personal, and political themes, especially focusing on concepts of duty and family.

Having pursued psychology at Wayne State University, Scheherazade brings a unique perspective to her creative endeavors. Currently serving as a program manager with Allied Media Projects in Detroit, she continues to inspire and engage the community through her work.

Scheherazade’s contributions extend beyond the confines of traditional publications. Her work has found its way into journals, and anthologies like “The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook,” as well as large-scale visual art installations and murals. In this interview, she delves into her creative process, discussing the interplay between form and content in her pieces, a theme highlighted in her intriguing project titled “Tools of Redaction: Form.” Tune in to gain insights into the mind of this prolific writer, artist, moderator, and muse, as she shares her passion for storytelling and her unique perspective on Detroit’s vibrant cultural landscape.

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