Dear my Lovechiclifestyle family,
Hi my name is Nyla I am a teenager of a black decent , a blogger, and a student. Before I get into any details I wanted to take this time not just to “reflect” or “think” I want to take this time to educate myself about the world I live in. It hurts me in more ways than one that some of the brands ignore and pass by issues regarding the black community. Some of the brands mentioned are ones I’ve used in my blog. However, I’ll continue to educate myself on my own culture. The wrongs of systematic racism and police brutality. Being African American: I live, see and experience these events everyday in my communities. I want to use my platform to continue to support. black owned brands, signing petitions and speaking out on the issues that affect the black & brown communities.
Before the Black Lives Matter movement, I learned about: the Civil Rights Movements, Brown vs. the Board of Education and MLK Jrs March from Selma to Montgomery to name a few. Although I use my platform as a place of share a lifestyle blog about: fashion, beauty , travel and the lifestyles . I see a history that lies between ever one of my topics. I want to continue pushing Lovechiclifestyle to include & expand the diversity of brands found in every ethnic background . This includes black owned brands. I believe that representation of everyone brings change.
Even though my culture (fashion, beauty, entertainment industry etc.) is changing the change isn’t happening as fast as we would hope . I want to assist in changing this cycle by bringing more brands to my page that hire black & brown models, managers & lifestyles in every faucet of the industry . I’ll continue to grow, support, spread awareness that representation is needed. We want change in every way in everyday life.
Juneteenth.com used art to represent the importancce of Juneteenth.
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.History of Juneteenth ©JUNETEENTH.com
I believe when people educate themselves. See the problem and not make assumptions of the black & brown communities and see there potential. The world can change because everyone can equally receive that change.Nyla
Elaine Welteroth writer of her first book @morethanenough .
“ This is a universal book that is not just about me this is a universal experience anyone who has ever known what it is to be overlooked, undervalued, overwhelmed.”Elaine Welteroth explains “More Than Enough” on the Build Series
“You showed those ups and downs of your career and being honest about your race and growing up biracial living in those two worlds and how difficult that can be.”Britney Jones Cooper ask
“In some ways it is a book about race it’s a book about identity… I think sometimes the best way that we talk about and unpack these bigger controversial topics like race like representation like micro-aggressions is to tell stories. Oftentimes the only depiction of racism we hear in the media are these gross extremes and the way we often experience them as people of color in this country. Especially if your in Corporate America it’s much more subtle and sometimes unconscious like the folks who are perpetuating some of this stuff …The beauty of story telling it eras the power to change hearts and minds.”Welteroth explains
How am I going to use my platform?
- Mention more black & brown owned business .
- Highlight any fashion designers that are using their platforms for good.
- Attach links to sign petitions .
- Mention podcast and people that highlight this subject.
- Make more post that highlights these historic moments and how other brands use this to change .
- Use my platform to educate others.
Petition to sign or donate
Thank you for loving me and supporting me. Hope everyone stays safe in this time. Please wear a mask, support and educate.