In light of everything going on right now, not just in our country, but worldwide, we wanted to put all of our content on hold this week, to stand in solidarity with our black community and to mute ourselves so we could amplify melanated voices. We wanted to take this week to listen and learn how we can be better allies, use our voices to be vocal anti-racists and put together an action plan of what we can do to help. To you, our community, we acknowledge our lack of diversity, in not just our content, but within our own team and for this, we are deeply sorry. It should not have taken such extreme circumstances for us to educate ourselves and take action. Over this past week, I, Julia, have been reading, listening, donating and taking the time to figure out how I can better use my platform for good.
We want to make a commitment to be better. A lot of words and images have been posted, re-posted and shared this week, but we know that the power of change comes from action. On the blog here, we want to be more aware of being inclusive and spend even more time researching and discovering a vast array of brands owned by a diverse group of people. It’s a small step, and one we are very excited about.
Today we are highlighting small businesses owned by women of color, some recent finds and others, past favorites, regardless, they’re all beautiful, unique discoveries and ones we are delighted to share with our community! I had featured a few of these on my IG stories earlier in the week, and we received a huge repeated request to save them here on the blog. We encourage you all to share any businesses that you love or support within our comments, too.