I had a post about beauty products that was supposed to go up yesterday, but, with everything going on around us, it just doesn’t feel like the time to be discussing blush. So I didn’t post here &, like so many others, participated in Blackout Tuesday on Instagram. As I scrolled through Twitter, I I found links to articles on the protests & listing of black-owned businesses. I also found opinions both in support of & questioning the efficacy of Blackout Tuesday. I understand both the desire to take a stand & do something, & the feeling that posting a black box on social media isn’t really addressing the issues of racial inequality & police brutality. I want to be a better ally & a better advocate. Leslie Mac said that “Effective allyship… is rooted in the needs of those most affected.” While I cannot understand the injustices my BIPOC friends & colleagues go through, on Monday I said that we must educate ourselves on what actions we can take to stop the injustice that we are seeing before us. So, instead of spending time scrolling Instagram yesterday, I used that time to watch footage of protests across the country & the world, researched the many reasons behind the protests, & read up on how I can be a better ally. Below is a short list of some of the articles that I’ve read & some other blog posts with additional resources.CONTINUE READING
Welcome 2020! A new year & a new decade is upon us, & I can’t lie – it’s got me all in my feelings over here. The year that Patrick & I started dating, 2011, I started collecting photographs & began making an annual photo album. Over the holidays, we went back through all 8 of them & it was so amazing to have all of the memories in such an accessible format. It really got me thinking about how far my life has come over the last decade & today I wanted to share a little bit of that.CONTINUE READING
How are we already a week into 2019? The first part of a new year is always time to look back at the previous year & look forward to the year ahead. It’s a time of fresh starts & clean slates. I’ve spent some time over the last week reflecting on what 2018 brought & thinking about what I want to accomplish in the upcoming year. Today I’m excited to share my reflections on 2018 & my goals for 2019 with you!CONTINUE READING
Happy Monday sweet friends! I don’t have a look, or a book list, or really anything in particular to share today. While I’m not sure that anyone noticed, today I wanted to take the opportunity to have a little chat & explain why I chose to take a break from blogging & social media for the last few weeks.