Thursday, November 8, 2012

November 8th for No H8!

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.

This post truly means a lot to me. As someone who does blogging purely as a hobby, it truly sickens and saddens me to see some of the hateful things that people say to one another. The nail polish community is meant to be a fun, expressive way to show off your polish/art/skillz/WHATEVER. But lately, all I've been seeing is a bunch of grown women acting like 12 year olds, name calling and talking down to others. This has to stop. For today's mani I used Confetti Belle of the Ball and a Pixi nail stripping pen for the No H8 symbol.

The fact that I burned and cut my pinky is just too perfect for words for this post. This manicure is nowhere near what I would deem as perfect and I love every bit of it.

Think before you speak.

Be sure to check out the TONS of amazing other bloggers standing together to support the No H8 movement!


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