November 8 for No H8: Eradicate Hate in the Nail Polish Blogger Community

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Taken from Amandalandish – thank you SO much for being a catalyst for this!  And thanks to Eradicate Hate in the Nail Polish Community for giving us a place to come together.

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From Amandalandish and Eradicate 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 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.

 

 

From me:  I’ve been super busy in real life, so I haven’t done any blogging since I started this page.  However, the NoH8 idea was so great that I knew I had to join in!  I will cop to the fact that this isn’t my actual mani today, because I haven’t had time to change the polish (see my previous statement about being busy).  However, this particular purple mani is very special to me, because the polish from the first nail polish giveaway I ever won, courtesy of the excellent Set In Lacquer.  It was a truly thrilling experience to connect for the first time with a nail polish blogger.  Nail polish is a passion of mine, and I’ve found so many kind, generous, talented people within the polish community.  I hope that the NoH8 campaign can make us an even better community!

More info from Amandalandish:

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:

StopBullying.gov
Report Cyber Bullying
National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 800.273.TALK (8255)
Eradicate H8

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