December snuck up quick and I just wanted to take a moment to share a few small businesses I would like to support this Holiday Season… and every other day of the year!
Of course I want to shout out my own, Color Street business for the holidays! These nail polish strips make great stocking stuffers and many of the holiday sets are restocking today! Last call before they sell out!
If you know me, you know there are many other things I love and the top two on my list are books and fighting racism, so with that in mind, I wanted to share a couple of my favorite small, black owned businesses I would love for you to support this season!
Fight the Spread LLC is a small business I support who has great t-shirts and masks, among other things.
Yayabooksllc is another favorite, small owned bookstore that I love! And what do you know, the owner’s name is Alyssa!
And of course I can’t forget one of my favorites, Envisiondreamstyle! They are having a special if you shop now, 20% off for the holidays!
I wrote this back in 2016. Before all the goings on of today. These were just my observations. No COVID. No Social Media. Nothing but my observations.
Just felt the need to reshare! We need to be aware and understand the world through other’s views. Now, more than ever, we need empathy and understanding. We need collaboration, not division. Open your hearts and minds and eyes!
Some days the weight of the world just seems so heavy. Some days the tears just won’t stop.
Today my heart is heavy.
Today the tears can not be contained.
Today my hope in humanity waivers.
My trust in the systems that were built to protect us all, EQUALLY, is gone.
And as I sit here writing and crying, all I can think about is that if I feel this broken hearted as a privileged white woman, how does it feel to be a BLACK WOMAN right now? How does it feel to be a BLACK HUMAN right now??
How does Breonna’s mother feel? Her father? Her whole family??
I can’t even begin to imagine the pain! The anger and frustration must be immense!
How does one continue to hope and dream? How do we continue to move forward?
So in search of some words of wisdom and inspiration I found this.
“I want to be remembered as someone who used herself and anything she could touch to work for justice and freedom…I want to be remembered as one who tried.” Dorothy Height – Civil Rights Activist
I can’t change the outcome of the verdict. I can’t bring Breonna Taylor back. But maybe, just maybe, I can fight for justice and freedom. Maybe I can be remembered as someone who tried.