Gains & Losses of 2010: The Good, the Bad, the Memorable

sesame street i love my hair

Sesame Street Celebrates Natural Hair: The Oct. 4, 2010, episode of the popular educational television show struck a chord with brown skin girls and women alike with the release of “I Love My Hair,” sung by a young mocha skinned female puppet. The natural haired Muppet sings about loving her au natural tresses, which she swings back and forth in various styles—an afro, cornrows, and pigtails to name a few. Head writer and puppeteer Joey Mazzarino wrote the song for his five-year-old daughter, Segi—who he and his wife adopted from Ethiopia—so she could embrace her mane. The video went viral, accumulating more than 1,500,000 YouTube views.

Sesame Street Celebrates Natural Hair: The Oct. 4, 2010, episode of the popular educational television…