People of color face barriers in healthcare every day, and my goal was to address one of these barriers. Healthcare settings stock products that are tailored for Caucasian hair and skin, so I wanted to add products targeted for Black patients' skin and hair. I added shampoo and lotion to the supply closet of Peyton Manning Children's Hospital as well as bonnets and durags for the patients to wrap their hair in to protect it while they sleep or rest. African American hair and skin requires different care. This is something that often goes unnoticed by healthcare professionals, and I wanted to bring it to their attention. In order to support the Black Lives Matter movement, I chose products from black-owned businesses. I felt that the BLM movement was the heart and inspiration for this project, so choosing products from black-owned businesses felt appropriate.
Reynolds, Sarah and Sorg, Meg
"Hair Care Catered to You,"
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement: Vol. 8
Available at: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/pjsl/vol8/iss1/13