Nathalie Emmanuel Wept on Set and Was Told to "Get a Weave" Over Her Natural Hair

Nathalie Emmanuel has found "joy, defiance, and empowerment" in embracing her natural texture 

wearing her curls how she wants to, despite the world's suffocating opinions, 

after a decade of fighting hair discrimination on TV and film sets

facing pressure to conform to societal hair standards fitting the Western/White aesthetic.

Emmanuel opened up to Allure about her early experience as a teen actor on the set of England's Hollyoaks

the pressure she felt to conform to straight hairstyles like the other women in the cast.