This morning, I toasted with Dove, Esi Eggleston Bracey, Kelli Richardson Lawson, Tai Beauchamp, Steven Jones, Latham Thomas, and many more to celebrate advancements with the C.R.O.W.N. Act and learn more about how we can galvanize our communities to end discrimination based on hair type in the workplace and beyond.
In case you’re not familiar, the C.R.O.W.N. act stands for “Creating a Respectful and Open World For Natural Hair.” Legislation surrounding the CROWN Act seeks to end discrimination against black women and men for wearing their natural hair at work and in school ! In 2019 alone, Dove and the CROWN Coalition have passed the CROWN Act in both California and New York! THIRTEEN more states are in progress AND a Federal Bill was introduced just last week.
My hope is that working with Dove and the Crown Act, young ladies of the next generation don’t have to worry about their hair when applying or on the job–they can focus on their talent and adding value.