Every other Monday, ProjectQ’s founder Madin Lopez takes a trip out to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s homeless youth center. While there, they cut hair for the tenants as well as anyone using the self-bettering services available. More and more people of all genders show up looking for the perfect ‘do’. Their favorite phrase to hear is “I heard I can get cleaned up on Mondays.” This keeps them looking fresh for job interviews and keeps their confidence up. These youth deserve more than having a sense of style, having self-esteem is what will help them maneuver the world with their head on their shoulders.
To use hair as a form of social justice and create a safe space for LGBTQIA youth to find their identity. ProjectQ is a non-profit organization founded by Madin Lopez to help LGBTQIA and homeless youth combat bullying, develop self-esteem and find an identity for themselves through hair styling. For the past six years, they have worked with different organizations to realize this goal.
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