Global CROWNS: Emotions Surrounding Natural Hair of Balck WOmen Around the Globe
For this research project, we will capture the narrative experiences of Black Women around the globe as they share their personal life experiences with natural hair. We will collect this data using a website specific to the research project, that will allow for uploads of written, video, and audio narratives shared by Black women. Participants will be prompted to share stories based on the following prompts: Please share a story that demonstrates how you feel about your natural hair and why you feel that way? Please share a story about a time you felt positive about your natural hair. Why did you feel that way? Please share a story about a time when you felt negatively about your natural hair? Why did you feel that way? Additionally, a short questionnaire will also provide women’s general data points age, race/ ethnicity, nationality, demographic location, income, and education levels, etc. Participants will be recruited using flyers and videos shared on social media. Additionally, snowball sampling techniques will be applied to gain additional research participants. Data collection will proceed through data saturation. Sentiment analysis tools will be used to analyze all data. All data will be analyzed using techniques of grounded theory with literature regularly incorporated into monthly thematic memos. Security measures will be considered and implemented throughout the website and database to ensure the safety, privacy, and anonymity of research participants.