Black Hair and Storytelling

Photo of author-photo journalist St Clair Detrick Jules.

Published February 27, 2023

Engage in a conversation this month on Black Hair and Storytelling as a Form of Social Activism. 

Join the Conversation

In honor of both Women’s History Month, UB Counseling and partners bring St. Clair Detrick-Jules. St. Clair is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, author, and activist. She joins us to discuss her most recent photojournalism book, My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood, which outlines the struggles, beauty, and joy of Black hair.  Join us:

  • Wed. 3/29
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Student Union Theater
  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited

About the Author

St. Clair Detrick-Jules is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, author, activist, and public speaker. She captures personal stories and intimate moments centering Black liberation, immigrant justice, and women's rights. An Afro-Caribbean artist who remains rooted in her community, St. Clair grounds her work in radical love, joy and the knowledge that a more just world is possible.

St. Clair has a BA from Brown University in French and Francophone Studies. She has been featured in The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, BuzzFeed News, The Christian Science Monitor, Byrdie, and NPR's Strange Fruit, among others. Her documentary DACAmented has received awards at Immigration Film Fest, Baltimore International Black Film Festival, Ogden City Latino Film Festival, and Cornell University’s Centrally Isolated Film Festival. Her book My Beautiful Black Hair (Chronicle Books, September 2021) showcases the photographs and stories of Black women embracing their crowns. St. Clair currently resides in her hometown of Washington, DC.

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