I listened to today's episode of Revision Quest for the first time from the U.S. Thank goodness for the internet and keeping me linked to Canada and the CBC. As I listened today, I remembered how much fun I had working on the hair episode. There were a lot of laughs writing and recording the sketches and working with the producers to put the episode together. A lot of times when we decide on topics for the show, we run into the question of whether or not there is enough content to fill a half-hour episode. And almost every time we find there is usually too much content. That was the case with the Hair episode.
Although the topic seemed pretty generic at first, it became obvious that the length of a Native person's hair does have a significant effect on how mainstream culture views the quote, unquote "realness" of a Native person. Nowadays, I quite often get the comment from non- Native people "You don't look Native", as if there was one standard by which all Native people should look like.
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