Whatever hair you dream of, we stand with you
Created in collaboration with the 2SLGBTQ+ community, the Pantene #HairHasNoGender campaign explores the true power that hair and emotional support can have in an 2SLGBTQ+ person’s self-expression and identity.
53% of 2SLGBTQ+ feel the need to hide their identity at work.
Pantene teamed up with members across the 2SLGBTQ+ spectrum and around the globe to recount their lived experiences and highlight the importance of allyship in the workplace. The group includes Canadian trans artist Vivek Shraya, Assistant Professor and Artist at the University of Calgary, Joppe (Belgium), Katy (Greece), Yarik (Switzerland/Ukraine), Charlie (United Kingdom), Angela (Spain), Eduardo (Spain), Strify (Germany), Camilla (Sweden), Erika (Italy), Cathy (Italy), and Silvano (Italy). The film series, Workplace: Re-imagined, features people from a range of backgrounds and career paths — a lawyer, a model, a race car driver — whose similar experiences in the workplace underscores the need to build more inclusive and diverse spaces. Watch the film:
Pantene is proud to partner with Vivek Shraya, an artist from Canada whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theatre, and film. Vivek shares her experience as an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, and how being respected as a transgender teacher has been incredibly healing for her. Watch her film below to learn more about her experience.
VIVEK SHRAYA (She/Her)
Assistant Professor and Artist, Canada
“Your workplace is like your second home. When you’re in a space where you’re just trying to do your job and the people around you aren’t supportive of who you are or make it difficult to express yourself, it makes it difficult for you to work. So many queer and trans people feel like we can’t bring our whole selves to work. No one should have to compartmentalize who they are in the workplace. I’m so grateful to be able to be all the things I am in my job and be treated with respect by my students and colleagues.”
Haven’t seen our previous films from the #HairHasNoGender campaign? Explore content below.
Pantene: The Power of Hair #HairHasNoGender
#HairHasNoGender: Family Photo Recreated
PANTENE IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH THE FOLLOWING CANADIAN ORGANIZATIONS:
Pantene’s ultimate mission is to create more allies and safer spaces for the LGBTQ+ community and to encourage people to live their true identity, including expressing themselves through their hair. Let’s all become visible allies.