How new EHRC guidance can help employers avoid hair discrimination
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Discrimination against natural hair
Shehnal Amin is an associate at Farrer & Co
Shehnal Amin is an associate at Farrer & Co

India Arie’s captivating song “I am not my hair” always resonated with me as a teenager struggling with unruly curls. The song aimed to empower Black women and remind them that Eurocentric standards of beauty are not the measure of their own worth or desirability. The song’s message is still incredibly powerful and I believe that hair very much defines who we are as, for some people, it represents cultural identity and social customs and honours ethnicity.