Kristian Henderson, PhD, is a professor at George Washington University who launched an empowering online natural beauty store by the name of 'BLK + GRN.'
As well as connecting consumers with a curated selection of natural, non-toxic and cruelty-free products for the hair, body, home and beyond, the store also spotlights brands that are owned by people of color. This includes sisters Letisha and Zeena of Brown & Coconut, Racheal Daley of holistic wellness brand Golden Flourish and Shontay Lundy, who created BlackGirlSunscreen.
While a large portion of consumers are still underrepresented and unable to find the right kinds of products to suit their needs, conversations about inclusivity and diversity within the world of beauty are now driving major industry change. As an online platform, BLK + GRN makes finding clean, ethical products both easy and accessible.