Photos by Patent Purple Life (can you spot me)
Last year I had the privilege of taking part in the Cosmetic Chemistry Connections campaign to try and get more young black women studying chemistry at university. Cosmetic Chemistry Connections is an initiative created by Madeka Panchoo, Managing Director of 33 Boroughs Consultancy Ltd, and with the help of Generating Genius. The programme hopes to encourage girls aged 16+ from black and ethnic minorities to pursue a career in chemistry. Supported by L’Oreal, Fashion Fair Cosmetics and Yves Rocher, these girls will be taking a step in the right direction making their mark within the beauty industry.
The girls got a lot from this and this was an amazing day for me as well. I spent my whole life studying chemistry culminating in 8 years as a Drug Surveillance scientist. Women in science is something I feel very strongly about and getting young black women interested in chemistry is something I can definitely get behind.
So on Wednesday I was super excited to meet Yolanda, author of Pink and Leopard Prints at the Curly Hair Magazine Photoshoot (blog post soon). This beautiful natural hair blogger is also studying for her MSc in Cosmetic Chemistry.
It is always lovely to meet ambitious young people like Yolanda who studying chemistry or mathematics, subjects I feel so passionate about.
Yolanda's blog is a mixture of her natural hair journey, beautiful shots of her outfits as well as a peek into the world of a cosmetic chemistry student
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