When I was younger, I thought that my introduction to design began in the first design studio I took as a freshman in college. It wasn't until much later that I realized I had been experiencing design practice for much longer. It was in my mother's kitchen, in the living room where she braided my hair, in the blankets that she crocheted, and in the ceramics that my great-aunt used to make. I had lost count of the times when I was the only Black woman in my design studio or in a design meeting. But in fact I…
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