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.
(nails inc franklin’s row over cheyne walk. Sation Periwinkle Princess over unknown purple.)
“Bullying” is not a new concept. When I started school in the 1960’s I remember distinctly the one and only time I was bullied. Two of my little friends and I were walking in front of the school and an older boy (4th grade maybe) pushed us and I stepped in a dirty puddle of water with my new white lace anklets and little red buckle shoes. I was so mad that without thinking I turned and shoved him. I’m sure that was a surprise to him and I realized from then on my friends and I would not be bullied. I’ve always stood up for the ones that can’t and I’m doing it today as I stand in solidarity with many others who feel the same way.
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