Black Woman Creates Videogame To Tell The Whites To Not Touch Her Hair
Pixel designer Momo created a game called Hair Nah in response to women constantly trying to touch her hair.
This Portland-based creative, Momo, better known as Momo Pixel, has developed a videogame called Hair Nah, in response to women constantly touching her hair. In the game, which has bubbled to national consciousness via Twitter, you play a black woman who is on her way to catch a flight. The object of the game is to bypass incessant hands from touching her hair, stopping her from boarding her flight. As the player, you must swat as many hands away as they make their way towards your hair.
The game allows players to customize hairstyle and skin tone, which is an added bonus. According to Momo, who tweets as @MomoUhOh, she designed, wrote, art directed and sang the music for the game. A massively talented individual, Momo’s game, Hair Nah, related to a lot of users on Twitter who were quick to share their own personal experiences of people touching their hair.
Momo, who is also an art director at agency Wieden+Kennedy, has the website—hairnah.com—also registered to her employer. Seriya Wesley, a publishing producer also at Wieden+Kennedy, and a part of the team who produced the game, explained that past experiences helped to inspire the creation of this game.
“I’ll be walking, and a woman will reach her hands into my head. I’m talking to a teammate, and a co-worker I just met is holding my hair in his hand,” she said in an article on On She Goes. “The moment someone mentions my hair, I grab it to claim ownership.” “Who I’m really hoping to get are those women and men who may not really be paying attention to their actions or don’t see them as offensive. I hope they see themselves in this game and be like, ‘Oh my God.’ And then from there stop doing it.”
Play the game and help your character avoid those touching her hair by heading over to HairNah.com.