Sound abstracts from a series of powerful and moving conversations with friends and relatives on the subject of hair and the subjectivities it presents or belies. The conversations weave the intangible stories of self and personhood that sometimes manifest themselves in the adoption of particular hairstyles and modes of dress and how these come to represent how we wish to be understood in the world.
” . . my mom would punish you with the thing that she knew you loved the most . . .”
“. . .and her hair caught fire, and we all got scared because we didn’t understand what was going on …”