If you are new to our weekly newsletters, here is some information about us. We have added all our past newsletters to our blog so if you want to you can read more about my irrational fear of roaches or how I lost my keys and found them in an unusual place.
Someone unsubscribed from my newsletter last week and said I was too spammy. For a quick second, it hurt. Several people unfollowed our Instagram. It hurt too.
I like to being liked, so when people unsubscribe or unfollow, I feel like I did something wrong. That insecurity is for me to deal with, and I do. For a long time, I made business choices based on not upsetting the status quo. It’s not my place to enforce my beliefs or opinions on anyone.
I’m sure you can guess where this is going…
I want to let you know that it’s OK to unfollow us or unsubscribe.
It’s not OK for us to be silent and fear losing subscribers.
I spend every day trying not to be an a$$hole. I try and listen, and educate myself, I try not to say stupid things (I always say stupid things). And when I do, I apologize.
I remember listening to the book White Fragility and realizing wow, it’s not about me or my experiences. I’ll never know what it feels like to be in someone else’s shoes.
Once that shift happened, I didn’t have to defend myself, and I could listen. Really listen. It’s very uncomfortable to listen, but I will continue.
My family has decided that we will donate 25% of Hearts On Fiber profits for June to BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health). Their mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing through education, training, advocacy, and creative art.
It’s a small token. We hope it helps, even just a little.
Logan, Lily, and sometimes Lindsay
For the next five days, we will use our social media platform to #amplifymelanatedvoices.
There are so many resources out there that are helpful. I’m happy to share what I have found, and I welcome resources that you have found helpful as well.
I’m in a Woman’s Facebook Group Candid Conversations™️: Bridging the Racial Divide – The following pictures were posted by the leader and I thought I would share. “If reading this makes you uncomfortable, check your privilege.”
If you have made it this far
|Here’s Ginger in the curtains summing up it all up.|