She wanted to have long blond hair and straight hair, and she wanted to be able to bounce it around.
Joey Mazzarino, the head writer of Sesame Street
, on his young Ethiopian daughter’s relationship with her hair. Mazzarino is the man behind the now-viral “I Love My Hair
” song, in which a little Muppet with an afro sings a love song to her hair. He tells NPR
he wanted to say in song what he says to his daughter: “Your hair is great. You can put it in ponytails. You can put it in cornrows. I wish I had hair like you.”
Seriously, this could not be cuter.