My Hair My Crown (Perez)

My Hair My Crown (Perez)
self-esteem, hair satisfaction, acceptance
Lab Area
Clinical Psychology
Lab Director
Marisol Perez
Actively Recruiting Undergraduate Researchers

Girls as young as 8 years old report not liking their natural hair and being teased and bullied because of it. The My Hair My Crown workshop is designed to help girls between the ages of 11 and 14 years boost self-esteem, hair satisfaction, and acceptance.

This workshop is inspired by The CROWN Act, which was co-created by the CROWN Coalition and Dove, in collaboration with other partners. The CROWN Act aims to ensure protection against discrimination based on racialized hairstyles by extending statutory protection to hair texture and protective styles in the workplace and public schools.


We are now recruiting girls between the ages of 11 and 14 years to participate in the My Hair My Crown workshop. This study aims to evaluate girls’ perceptions of the My Hair My Crown workshop and its effects on hair-related satisfaction, confidence, and acceptance. This study is funded by the Dove Self-Esteem Project.


The goal of the My Hair My Crown workshop is to help girls increase confidence, satisfaction, and acceptance of their natural hair. Parents interested in enrolling their children should contact the My Hair My Crown Program Manager, Taryn Henning, at