If you have been following me for a while, you know that I use my platforms to speak for those that feel they have no voice. Shattering stigmas around mental health, anxiety and depression, and body image. I have never been known to be an activist, but an advocate.
In the recent weeks, I’ve found there’s another topic that I have to include as the basis of this podcast. Black Lives Matter. Today, yesterday, tomorrow, and every day after.
One of the hardest aspects of this movement is finding out about white privilege. What made it even harder... was discovering that I have white privilege. It’s important to know that white privilege and racism is not the same.
The last few weeks I’ve not been sleeping. After seeing the brutal death of George Floyd, and then researching to find many other deaths, I knew it was more than important to help others understand what our Black community is going through. I bear a heavy heart for what has been in front of me my entire life, and not seeing or understanding. More importantly.. not helping.
But this is not new for the Black community. Thankfully, it is coming to light, and helping people like myself realize that people need more understanding.. so that we can continue to stand for humanity.
This week I’m bringing in Bruce Jackson. He’s owner and master of operations at Backfist Customs, a glitter company I have loved and used for about 3 years now.Support the show