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Teen Vogue

For Black Women, the Hair Salon and Beauty Supply Store Are Sacred Spaces

Beauty supply stores hold a unique place in the lives of Black women. Whether they need kanekalon hair to complete a set of box braids, tracks to finish a sew-in weave, or something to sleek down their edges, it’s one of the few spaces where Black women and their beauty needs aren’t an afterthought…

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HIP LATINA

Black Girl Church: Why We’re So Obsessed With the Beauty Supply Store

For a lot of Black women — Afro-Latinas included — the beauty supply store holds a very special place in our hearts. Being Dominican-American and growing up in Queens meant weekly trips to the Dominican hair salon and the beauty supply store to buy the products I needed to care and style my hair….

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THEBLONDEMISFIT

Black Girl Church Is A Love Story Between Black Women And Our Hair

Every black girl knew the sentiment growing up. You sat between your momma’s legs as she worked the gels and creams throughout your tresses. She’d sort through your thick hair with her weapon of choice; A rattail comb, a paddle brush, or maybe even her hands…

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THE TRUTH REPORT

Take it to Church ft. Marissa Pina

In this episode we talk to documentary filmmaker Marissa Pina about her film, Black Girl Church (www.blackgirlchurch.com (http://www.blackgirlchurch.com), which zooms in on a cultural institution for Black women -- the beauty supply store.We learn from Marissa what it takes to dedicate your time and talent to exploring a topic that most others would not and the personal and professional sacrifice…

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ESSENCE

'Black Girl Church' Is Preaching Its Beauty Gospel Around The Country

The short documentary Black Girl Church might not be what you’d expect from its name. Created and directed by Audrey Williams and Marissa Pina, the film explores the idea of the beauty supply store as a haven for Black women, but one that also harbors a uniquely tumultuous and marred relationship. A place where most Black women around the country can recall having a relationship with from a young age…

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Klein College of Media and Communication

Temple alumna Marissa Pina celebrates black womanhood in new documentary project

According to Marissa Pina, KLN '15, the process of making the documentary "Black Girl Church" was one where all the pieces just fell into place. From originally being approached with the idea by her co-creator Audrey Williams, to starting production in September, and having her documentary covered in Teen Vogue, Pina said that the making of this documentary was …