Play With It Project by Vaughn Dabney

The Play With It Project ( is the missing conversation that sheds light on the natural hair movement as well as some of the experiences of the journey. Including exclusive interviews from women such as: Celebity Natural Hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood, Natural Hair Guru Mae (Natural Chica), Author Alex Elle and ME! Using film and photography, Vaughn Dabney, has been working on this project for the past four years while living in Atlanta, Georgia.

The coffee table book will highlight the different hairstyles seen in the natural hair community today 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. This is probably the most valuable portion of the book.

The documentary of course is the conversation. Delving into the lives of women AND men that have been interviewed. Telling their experiences through stories and poems.

Now that the project is almost complete, I’d like to share this with you first. If what you see is noteworthy, please feel free to use any materials on the site in order to spread the word and share this project. 

Contact info

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