November 8 for No H8: Eradicate Hate in the Nail Polish Blogger Community
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 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 and even to our polish application techniques. To look down on 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.
My mani today uses one of my favorite polishes, Nerd Lacquer Eight Gates. It is overa base of Layla 64 - African Violet.
Please take this seriously, you may think you are "just teasing" someone or joking but it is easy to let "teasing" get out of hand. Bullying is not funny, it's not acceptable and it will NOT be tolerated.
If you or someone you know suffers from bullying, there is help. Please visit the following sites for support and encouragement:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 800.273.TALK (8255)