Happy New Year! I’ve been on hiatus but I’ve been working on hairasidentity.com, conducting research on hair as identity and editing a ton of interviews I’ve conducted on the topic. Stay tuned as I share some interesting insights.
It has been a LONG time since I’ve written a blog post and, during that time, three key things have happened! First, I’ve been working on Hairasidentity.com. I hope that you like it. It’s taken a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get it to its current state and I love the progress we’ve made. Of course, things can always be better so please share your comments on what you like and don’t like about the updated site. A special shout out to 99designs.com for helping me find a designer for my new logo. Specifically, Rudi4911 was amazing and did a great job creating a logo that captures how hair is both a physical and psychological reflection of our identity.
Second, I’ve been conducting research on hair as identity and I’ll be sharing various study results on the website. Results? Well, let’s just say that we have our work cut out for us as we work to create a society where all hair types are embraced in professional settings. I have some ideas on how to bring this about and I’ll be sure to share my thoughts and research insights.
Third, I’ve been developing content for the website by interviewing various personalities on how hair reflects identity. For example, I’ve spoken with human resources professionals, hair stylists, judges, students, administrative professionals and people I met on the street. I am NOT a video editing expert and it is taking me FOREVER to get the interviews the way that I want them. Rather than wait any longer, I decided to upload what I have and work on it from there. One thing I’ve learned about entrepreneurship is that action is required! Happy New Year and I look forward to reconnecting with many of you. J