In light of this weekend’s event in Charlottesville, Virginia, it’s hard for me to post business as usual. So this post has nothing to do with my outfit.
I refuse to ignore the hate and wanted to take a minute to discuss what’s happening around us. I won’t go on and on about these disgusting people because they don’t deserve my attention or yours. What I will focus on instead is the good I have seen since. People denouncing the hate and supporting those oppressed. Spreading love, donating and speaking out. We need more of this.
So I challenge my readers to stand up to racism and hate as often as you can. Don’t let racist comments slide. Make family gatherings awkward. Be brave and stand up for what you believe in. We can no longer be silent and we can no longer stand for hate. People of color need allies, so all of this is especially important if you’re white. We can’t fight this battle alone. We need to band together.
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. – Nelson Mandela
I’m not very good at expressing myself at times like these. SO much runs around in my head. But, I try. I try because I think it’s important and I hope that you do too. Here’s a fantastic article that lists countless organizations that can always use your support, if you can spare it. Sometimes a different kind of “retail therapy” helps ease the sadness and anger. Love you guys. Thanks for listening.
Photography by Allen Daniel