My research was definitely more trying than I thought it would be. Originally, I decided to choose this topic because I had an interview and I was nervous of the impressions of me with my natural hair. I asked myself the question of "what's so wrong with it?" for me to even be nervous that they wouldn't approve of it. The answer to my own question was "because it isn't straightened." When I realized how internalized this standard was, I decided to research it. I knew it was the right topic for me, because I was able to easily relate it to what I am interested in.
Writing my proposal was easy, except for the methodology portion. I wasn't sure whether I should interview employers, research artifacts, or both (at one point I did think that was do-able). When Professor Carmen suggested I take a legal route, I was ecstatic! Just a bit saddened that I didn't think about it myself! Finding the cases for my methodology was difficult at first, until I realized that all of the cases are usually referenced with one another.
If there's anything I learned from this research, I learned that there are so many revisions that have yet to be made regarding Equal Opportunity. Initially, I came into this research thinking that I would come across some more cases that actually won, but I was wrong. That is completely fine though! At least I'm aware and a witness to some of these movements, because some is better than none.