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Black Hair and Storytelling as a Form of Social Activism

St. Clair Detrick-Jules is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, author, and activist. 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, Detrick-Jules grounds her work in radical love, joy, and the knowledge that a more just world is possible.

Detrick-Jules has a BA from Brown University in French and Francophone Studies. She has been featured in The Washington PostWashingtonian MagazineBuzzFeed News, Allure Magazine, Byrdie, and NPR’s Strange Fruit, among others. Her debut book, My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood, showcases the photographs and stories of Black women embracing their crowns. She currently resides in her hometown of Washington, DC.

This event will be recorded and available for two weeks on the Lectures website at

The ISU Book Store will be at the event selling copies of Detrick-Jules’ book.


Apr 04 2023


7:00 pm


Memorial Union Sunroom

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