In honor of this message and today, bloggers are sporting purple manis. This is one of my favorite purples I have Zoya Yasmeen.
You all know my thoughts on this issue. I expressed a majority of my feelings about this on my Imperfectly Painted and Proud post. We should be a supportive and encouraging community. If you do not like what you see in a blog, don't follow it. It is really that simple. If you want to rant about a blog you don't like, tell your mom, tell your best friend, tell your cat, write it in a journal, or sing it in a song to your pet rock. Nail polish groups, bloggers comment sections, blogger emails, or your own blog are not appropriate places to be share these thoughts. Everyone has a opinions. Everyone has negative opinions! We're human, but before you share it with a community of people be mindful of how your words can hurt someone. There are more mature and positive ways to say something. There is always silence too. You have choices, choose to be kind, welcoming, and positive.
From the Eradicate Hate in the Nail Polish 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 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."
*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.
Below is a list of blogger participating in this today. Please add yourself to list if you posted too! I am so proud of so many bloggers standing up for what is right.