Home: Valley Stream, NY
Major: Exercise Science / Medical Science Concentration
Quote: "My hair doesn’t need to be “fixed”. Society’s view of beauty is what is broken. "
About My Resource: Natural hair often serves as a deterrent in corporate America. Often, Black women or those with natural hair are told their hair serves as a burden in the workplace or in the education system. This can lead to a lack of confidence and opportunity for Black women constantly told they look “unprofessional”. How can the hair that grows out of your own scalp make you unprofessional?
My goal is to spread awareness about the daily natural hair struggle. I created a playlist along with a poem to awaken the public eye against the discrimination (and legislation) and to support natural hair wearers transcend by embracing themselves in a healing process.
My voice may quaker, fumble, and appear shaky in my lifelong commitment to social justice but I can assure you, as a growing leader and an individual trying to find their voice in the world of social injustices, I will never remain silent; that’s why I’m an MLK Scholar.