"ORIGINS is an online documentary series focusing on black and mixed women and how their identity and hair are inextricably linked." - Emma

Bethel Haimanot

Bethel shares her hair journey, from the first time she combed her hair to learning how to take care of it. Bethel also touches on how she believes all hair textures should be embraced and everyone’s individual struggles should be heard.

Amber Niemogha

Bethel shares her hair journey, from the first time she combed her hair to learning how to take care of it. Bethel also touches on how she believes all hair textures should be embraced and everyone’s individual struggles should be heard.

Billie Forbes

Twenty-two year old budding film producer Billie shares her story of being mixed race and growing up in Essex. When she was younger she felt she didn’t fit in, however during her journey, she found self-love and now champions self-acceptance.

Ella Marke

Ella shares her story of growing up being mixed race, being mistaken for being white and feeling outside of the community and after years of straightening, learning to love her hair.

Aliyah Smith

Aliyah Smith is a twenty-one year old student nurse who believes her hair is her crown. She discusses how the media can overshadow the positive influences from your parents and Instagram's empowerment for women.