Did you know that Black women are 80% more likely than women of other races to change their natural hair to meet social norms or expectations at work? Narrow beauty standards make it difficult for black women to freely celebrate their own beauty. While all women experience pressure to conform to certain standards of appearance, society’s bias has resulted in unfair judgment and discrimination against Black women based on hair texture and protective hairstyles, including braids, locs, and twists, that are inherent to our race.
For this reason, the C.R.O.W.N Act, which stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair, is a law that prohibits discrimination based on hair texture and hairstyle. In July 2019 this bill became a law and is now law in 8 states (CA, CO, MD, NY, NJ, VA, WA, CT). The Crown Act was a milestone but there is still a lot of work to do.
I want to talk about what this means for us high-achieving women and how we can embrace our natural beauty and celebrate our self-expression. Tune in to join the conversation.
Good Hair Documentary by Chris Rock – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MazokEvX63I