Blue Ivy Carter is recording her first audiobook, Hair Love

She’s one multi-talented girl

Recording artist Jay Z, daughter Blue Ivy Carter and recording artist Beyonce attend the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City.
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Like her parents Beyonce and Jay-Z, Blue Ivy Carter is not afraid of turning her hand to a new skill, (Beyonce has a very unusual hobby, FYI). At just eight-years-old, she’s is already the youngest person to debut on the Billboard Hot 100 alongside Beyonce for the track Brown Skin Girl, now she’s adding voiceover to her list of accomplishments.

The mini superstar has recorded Hair Love, an audiobook based on the Oscar-winning animated short film of the same name. Hair Love’s writer and director Mathew Cherry revealed the exciting addition to his franchise on Twitter and Instagram with a sweet clip of Blue Ivy introducing the book, which is available now through Audible.

The story, about a Black father doing his daughter Zuri’s hair for the first time, was written to “help change the conversation one project at time”. Speaking at the Oscars, author Cherry said: “It was important to us to showcase a black father that was young, that had tattoos. I think if you saw someone like him on the street, you would assume that wasn’t a loving father doing his daughter’s hair.”

And we’re not the only ones excited to listen, as fans of the short film and author are already praising Blue Ivy as the choice of narrator, who has herself been subjected to cruel comments regarding her hair online in the past.

“Blue Ivy Carter reading a book called ‘Hair Love’ after being bullied online for her natural hair is really just touching my heart,”; while another commented: “After people mocked BIC hair for years, this is great to see.” We couldn’t agree more, go Blue Ivy!

Lydia Swinscoe
Travel writer & editor

Lydia is a travel writer and editor, based mostly in London. Her work has been published in print and online for the likes of Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, Town&Country, BBC Good Food, Oh magazine, MailOnline, and woman&home.

A solo trip to Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico aged 19 kickstarted her travel addiction and she's since gone on to explore parts of 58 countries, returning to many often. Solo travel is her specialty, and she's happiest when hunting out great food while wearing flip-flops, preferably somewhere hot. Her award-nominated blog Lydia Travels documents artistic intimate hotels and brilliant restaurants across the globe. 

She began her career compiling fashion and beauty pages for teen magazines at the BBC where she interviewed and styled some of the world's biggest pop acts—from Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato to One Direction—before joining celebrity magazine Now, as Fashion and Beauty Director, and later Woman magazine as Lifestyle Director.

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