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
When I was decided whether or not I wanted to blog, I was so worried I would be judged because I wasn't good enough. My cleanup is spotty, I can't freehand, and my photos are subpar. Eventually I decided to do this for me, because I wanted to. It makes me happy, and since I deal with depression and anxiety, I'd do just about anything to make me happy.
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)