Tag Archives: Justice

Safer beauty products aren’t reaching everyone. We need clean beauty justice.

When you think about harmful chemicals, you might imagine a hazardous waste site or contamination in water. But toxic chemicals also lurk in the food we eat and products we use every day. The issue of toxic chemicals in products, namely beauty and personal care products, is particularly personal for me. I grew up getting hair straightening treatments, starting at …

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Banning Hair Discrimination Emerges as Racial Justice Issue

When Dina Neal, the first African American woman elected to the Nevada Assembly, came to the state Capitol in 2011, she wore her hair in braids. Her hairstyle was a practical choice. Carson City was snowy and cold, “and I did not want to wear my wet hair out every day in 25-degree weather,” she said. In 2013, a White …

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