Pick Progress, an online living history project highlighting the Black experience, started as a vanity project for me when I couldn’t find unique and meaningful afro-combs for myself. For over a year I modeled, produced, and tested 31 unique afro-picks that different aspects of Black culture by featuring words, phrases, and images rooted in Black empowerment like “The Revolution will not be Televised’ and ‘Black Girl Magic.
On July 7, 2020, I launched a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter for Pick Progress to be able to produce the afro-picks that were featured in the project. In the first week of the launch, Pick Progress was identified as a Kickstarter “project we love” and has been a featured “Design & Tech” project on the platform. The campaign raised over $10,000!