Graduation Date

Fall 12-18-2020

Grading Professor

Carrie Brown

Subject Concentration

Social Journalism

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


This project package is my final project as a Social Journalism student at the Newmark J-School. For 16 months, I engaged with and reported on Black and brown people who are subject to or have lived experiences of hair discrimination in workplaces, schools and society. In my final report, I offer a lengthy summary of my process of engaging with people in my community and how I created an effective medium to serve them: via a newsletter. The Deeper Than Hair Newsletter is a monthly news service in collaboration with the CROWN Campaign where we offer community members resources like sample advocacy letters they can use to address their school, employer or local legislator. We also uplift individual efforts in the Black and brown community in our newsletter via our "Brother or SiStar of the Month" feature section. I created the first prototype for this newsletter in my Startup Sprint class with Jeremy Caplan, where students were asked to create a service that can serve their community.