No H8Thursday, November 08, 2012
Good morning, dear readers!
Something was brought to my attention lately; that people were being bullied in the online nail polish community, because of how "bad" their manicures were. They were picked on because their clean-up wasn't perfect. They were treated poorly because they didn't do a perfect job every time.
That disgusts me.
EVERYONE has to learn how to do things. No one is born knowing how to do everything, and no one is perfect.
Yet to treat someone badly because they do not stack up against someone else's standards is just wrong.
"Bullying is not funny. It is not cool. It is not right. And more importantly, it is not okay.
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, 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 colourful community.
Please note that Llarowe will be donating $2.00 of every purple polish sold on her site from 12am Thursday, November 8 through 12am Friday, November 9 to Pacer.org, an organization devoted to anti-bullying education.
If you or someone you know suffers from bullying, there is help. Please visit the following sites for support and encouragement:
Report Cyber Bullying
National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 800.273.TALK (8255)
Please check out this post over at amandalandish.com for more links and No H8 manicures.
Here are some older photos of mine from last year:
These photos were after clean-up. No one is perfect.