Today, bloggers all around the world are posting purple manicures to represent their commitment to the anti-bullying movement. While I’m not an exclusive nail blogger (which is obvious by the looks of my cuticles), and my nail painting skills are minimal, I wanted to do my part to contribute. Here is my FAVORITE purple polish ever!
Bullying is not funny. It is not cool. It is not right. And more importantly, it is not okay.
Most of us are, thankfully, residents of countries that support tolerance and many of our families have settled in these places simply for that reason. Generations later, it is our responsibility to perpetuate that message of tolerance across our new social platforms, including the internet.
As members of the nail polish blogging community, we all share a love of beauty, color, and lacquer. Other than that, we are remarkably different: from our race to our religion to our hair color…even to our polish application techniques. To marginalize anyone because of those differences is completely unacceptable and today I take a stand against that. I refuse to allow other people’s view of “normal” dictate how I behave, believe, and blog.
In solidarity with a multitude of bloggers linked below, my purple manicure represents my proud commitment to the No H8 movement. Today, November 8, I dedicate my post to ending bullying of any kind and to encouraging diversity and imperfection among our colorful community.
A lot of the time when we think of bullying, we think of children and school. We sometimes forget that bullying can carry over to our adult life, and I see it every single day. I know exactly how it works because frankly, I used to do it. I used to judge women without even talking to them, just based on their appearance. We all go to that ugly place in our head sometimes, even if we don’t want to admit it. Over the years, I’ve met so many amazing women who have changed my way of thinking and I’m so thankful to have them in my life. Just as the saying goes: Don’t judge a book by its cover. . . Don’t judge a woman by her shoes.
To my friends M. and P. – you’ve impacted my life more than you’ll ever know.
Drink water. Wear SPF.